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Great place for railway enthusiasts!

Finally managed to visit this museum and was not disappointed. Plenty of exhibits to see but many... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Deltic9009
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

I am not a train fan but this was a great couple of hours spent looking at locomotives and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Mark H
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Finally managed to visit this museum and was not disappointed. Plenty of exhibits to see but many were crammed together which made taking photographs difficult. However they have a good selection of former DB and DR steam locomotives as well as few diesel and electric...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I am not a train fan but this was a great couple of hours spent looking at locomotives and locomotive history. We travelled there on an old steam train that runs once a month during the summer, making the whole trip highly nostalgic. Furthermore there...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of large locs are displayed at this large museum. The trains are very well preserved and show the industrial history of the railway. Furthermore it was a good visit. Be prepared for an outdoor oriented museum, and the price could have been lower...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

First time I went to the museum and it was surprising me. Even underground trains can be seen working. Impressive objects.just brilliant

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tcgoebel
Reviewed 29 August 2016

By time the visit I mean get a time table on line or at the tourist office and THEN see the steam trains of yesterday. Go on a Sunday and enjoy a journey - or simply take in the museum.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

I don't agree with some previous commentators, OK this was not quite a normal day but the normal sights on such a day are alone well worth seeing. On this day in mid April there was a steam mementos flea market , a huge second-hand...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

This is one of the best railway museums in Germany. It is mostly operated by volunteers and has limited opening days to keep down the running costs. Being in Germany there are many safety rules about being near machinery, which usually means hands off unless...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

if you don't have te opportunity to be there on a steam day (20 sept in 2014 ),it is rather disappointing .Few comments in English.Lots of steam engines and coaches in the roundhouse and elsewhere but you can't get inside; Only for real train buffs..

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Pausadias
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Maybe we came on the wrong day, or at the wrong time or just came... They had an array of steam locomotives which were very impressive. But my kids wanted to see the inside and could not. They wanted to have a go in one...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Kuno1967
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Not every day you get to ride on a railbus; mining train and push the handle on one of those Great St Trinian Robbery track carts. This is a smallish museum but fills a half day with great exhibits and things to ride on. We...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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