Museum Topics

The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum


Recording the Career of Holman Fred Stephens, Light RailwayPromoter,

Engineer and Manager, His Family, His Railways and His Successors.


An Outstanding Collection Of Memorabilia


The collection was first displayed in the Town Museum in Station Road, Tenterden which was opened in 1977 in what were once the railway stables. The opening of a new display in a building in premises adjacent to the station at Tenterden was a great step forward when it opened in stages between 1996 and 1998.


The present display is designed to inform and entertain a general non-specialist visitor through displays and models for an hour.

These Museum Topics Articles were created to enhance the Museum's own Website during its period of operation from 2000 to 2018. However following integration into the Kent & East Sussex Railways website it was decided to transfer the articles to the care of the Colonel Stephens Society .


The Museum itself at Tenterden contunues to thrive but is is reliant on income from Donations and sales to cover rent, acquisitions, conservation, framing, display materials, photography, stationery, photocopying etc.