We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, Coventry CV3 4FR, England
+44 24 7699 7397
Review Highlights
A Scrapyard for Trains!

We visited here on its last open day as part of the Heritage Weekend. Frankly, we could have spent... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Sadly No More ;(

I visited the Electric Railway Museum on it's final day of opening in it's current site. It has... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Read all 32 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“victoria line” (5 reviews)
“rolling stock” (3 reviews)
Rowley Road, Coventry CV3 4FR, England
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (32)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited here on its last open day as part of the Heritage Weekend. Frankly, we could have spent our time elsewhere for greater benefit. It didn't detain us long, although we did have a mug of tea. It was free to enter, which is...More

Thank Hacendado
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I visited the Electric Railway Museum on it's final day of opening in it's current site. It has an impressive collection of electric locos and units including two former Clacton trains which have been converted into a museum and cafe which served great food. I'm...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Just learned of this museum's existence today, on the eve of its closing. Sure wish I'd known of it when I visited Coventry last month. Perhaps if the Council had advertised its presence more - I searched the list of Coventry sights before traveling there,...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A very sad day for the museum as this was the last ever open day as the council has not renewed the lease. The event though was very well attended with a constant queue of people at the entrance. The museum was free and with...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the museum as part of this years heritage weekend and were amazed that such a wonderful museum of train history was on our doorstep. We were very sorry to hear that it is closing down very soon :(

1  Thank attrition
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There are many museums and heritage lines dedicated to steam and diesel trains but this is the only one in the UK for the hugely important but often forgotten electric train. Rail enthusiasts will love the selection of Electric Multiple Units, all of which are...More

Thank Alasdair M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A great place to see some unique (truly unique - sole survivors!) items of electric railway rolling stock. There are EMUs, locos, and an APT power car. Modernish railway heritage - much of it older than most of the visitors we saw there today.

Thank George C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This museum will be closing after the open days in October. The good news is that all the exhibits will be moving to new homes. We went to the August open day and were made most welcome by the volunteers. Yes it is free entry...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the open day at the Electric Railway Museum. The open day was free and there were lots of things to do. The kids loved the miniature Railway and enjoyed exploring the trains especially sitting in the driver seats. There is a small...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Visited today with my daughter and wasn't sure what to expect. The museum is only open a handful of times a year. There was a mini train to ride on which myself and my daughter enjoyed, a small museum inside one of the trains, a...More

Thank Sapphire2829
Nearby HotelsSee all 39 hotels in Coventry
The Chace Hotel Coventry
532 reviews
1.02 km away
Citrus Hotel Coventry by Compass Hospitality
49 reviews
1.21 km away
Ibis Coventry South
409 reviews
1.79 km away
Premier Inn Coventry South (A45) Hotel
428 reviews
2.71 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Oak Inn
284 reviews
1.26 km away
Badgers Tea Rooms
34 reviews
1.12 km away
The Royal Oak Public House
16 reviews
.96 km away
Dunelm Mill
6 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nimrod Preservation Group XV232
8 reviews
.79 km away
Almat Aviation
16 reviews
1.20 km away
Midland Air Museum
421 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from tellitasitiz | Reviewed this property |
l have had this issue with many places l have visited. Check website and if unclear send them email or phone especially if particular items you wish to see. l did a 200 mile trip to Black Country Museum to go on trolley bus... More