Chennai Rail Museum

Chennai Rail Museum, Chennai (Madras): Hours, Address, Chennai Rail Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Chennai Rail Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Railway Museum * 5 indoor Galleries (3 A/C, 2 Non-AC), incl. Art Gallery and Miniature Models of Trains and LED lit Boards * Toy Train Ride* Three Tier Running Train Model with Si* 90 Seater A/c Movie Theatre for Railway clippings* Coach Restaurant with 60+24 pax* Food Court*Natya Arangam for Events* Amphitheatre for Events * Heritage Outdoor Exhibits incl.Steam Locos* Semaphore Arm Signal in working condition *Fowler Steam Ploughing Engine(1905) * Crane (BG &MG) *X Class Locomotive *MG Goods locomotive(1909) *B Class Darjeeling Himalayan Loco(1917) Coaches *Inspection Carriages BG and NG *NG - Postal Van, Guard Van, First Class MG Nilgiri First Class, Nilgiri 2nd class Hand operated crane (1887) · · Clean Hygienic toilets Premises: · Three Children Parks ·Free paved parking -Wheel chair friendly -Garden with lush green grass that you can sit on*Lactation room, Toilets for Persons with Disability, Wheel chair friendly toilets
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Pradeep K
3 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Visited in 2019 with my kids..
One of the best places to visit in chennai.
Kids enjoyed a lot..
Well maintained
Very informative
Kids enjoyed the toy train which is actually a bonus. Didn't expect that funfilled ride..

Highly suggested place to visit
Written 27 December 2021
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Glad that you enjoyed it in 2019 and are still enjoying it! Thank you for the excellent rating and review.
Written 3 January 2022
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aditya_ravikumar
Mumbai, India285 contributions
Oct 2021
visited Chennai rail museum in October 21 with my 3 year old child and wife.
> Highly under rated, but really well maintained. There are really life replicas / old steam engines and engines transformed and kept outdoors. One can click pictures and also pose in them
> there is a toy train which runs through the facility which is highly a great entertainment for children who find it fascinating
> there is a museum inside which has various facts about the railways and engines . Extremely insightful if one is keen to know about history
> also houses a small theatre which showcases a short film about the railways and especially the Ooty Nilgiri Railway railway line

Recommend for those with children for an afternoon or morning of fun.
Written 24 November 2021
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thank you for the patience in writing so much Review and for a wonderful rating. Much appreciated.
Written 16 December 2021
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Deba
Bengaluru, India11 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Like the engine kept in the park. Well maintained museum. Kids enjoyed the Toy train raid. The authorities allowed 2 rounds of toy train rides. It also depicted the first inception of rail factory with different kinds of coaches. Had a great time there. And for adult tickets you get snacks as well. It is kind of small feel good gesture.
Written 5 October 2021
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Thank you for your review and rating, much appreciated. Glad to hear that yourl enjoyed the tour in the Museum. Please do visit again.
Written 23 November 2021
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Soupy
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
If you are looking for a change for your kids, this is an ideal spot to take them- lots of areas to run, different train models, toy train ride, model train, play areas.. Surprising this place is not well-known in Chennai..
Also, for train enthusiasts, there are many nostalgic train facts and artefacts which take you for a trio down the memory lane..
One suggestion though is cool drinks can be included given the hot weather during the day..
Written 12 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, rating and suggestion. Cool drinks in tetra packs were not considered too safe, but however, we would look into other options.
Written 23 November 2021
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male591970
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Got spare time? Want to relax? Eat? Play? Take a joy Ride, into a dark tunn
el, hear the train Hoot,Watch some video clippings in a well maintained Movie Theatre, Reminisce the rail heritage, love Art? - witness it, delve into Sculptures, enjoy the Green cover, take a cool walk, sip a hot cup of south Indian coffee, jump on a Buggie, and finish off a good meal at a Luxury ambience Coach Restaurant, and many more .....
Written 31 December 2020
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Wow and thank you for the lovely rating and review. Please do visit again.
Written 28 January 2021
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Lakshmi Balakrishnan
83 contributions
Jan 2020
this is a very good place for a half a day outing , kids will enjoy the toy train ride and there is so much of information which is very interestingly presented . there is a movie which is screened in regular intervals , a coach restaurant , play area , very neatly maintained and very helpful staff .
Written 20 April 2020
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Thank you for your rating and review. Will improve further and make it more exciting.
Written 28 January 2021
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chrisang
25 contributions
Dec 2019
If you want to take kids to visit some place, Chennai rail museum is a must recommended place. The place is next to the Integral coach factory. The entry fee is 50 rs per person. It has a exhibits of train dating pre-independence era. One can climb on to some of the trains and view the inside. There is also a joy train which takes around the property. Although its a short trip, the kids will love it. There are many play areas. There is a theatre which claims to screen some shows. They screen some random videos on rail. This is the only thing that I felt that could have been better. There are lot of play areas for the kids to play. This is definitely a worth to visit area with kids.
Written 9 March 2020
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Thank you for the lovely rating and review. will definitely look into improving the Movie Theatre area. If you have any further suggestions on this, please be free and let us know.
Written 28 January 2021
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Anand M
Petlad13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A must visit in Chennai. Would recommend this, not just for what you would expect in a Rail Museum - coach and locomotive exhibits, celebrity jottings and photos, a documentry cinema theatre, ride on a toy train - but also for a rich collection of paintings and sculptures depicting an artist's impression and inspiration of Rail. All this for INR 50 including a Free snack. Go forit!
Written 7 March 2020
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thank you for your feedback and highest rating
Written 28 January 2021
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Sarath Babu S
Chennai (Madras), India792 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a must visit if you’re visiting Chennai irrespective of your age. The property is next to the ICF(Integral Coach Factory) in New Avadi Road. It has ample space for parking your 2/4 wheelers. I was there today & witnessed could of school buses & couple of college buses as well. For kids, it was an excursion but for the college students, it was an industrial visit.

They charge ₹50 for adults as an entry & ₹15 for kids (per person). For adults, you’re also entitled for a snack(Samosa) or drink(Tea/Coffee) which is prices at ₹10.

They have massive halls which exhibits their products and the evolution of Indian railways. They also have a Park where kids can play. Water & Toilet facilities are also available.

Do not miss taking the ride on a toy train which is fee of cost. It goes inside a small tunnel as well apart from taking you around the property which will last for 2-3 minutes.

There is also a fully air conditioned movie theatre which shows the video(around 30 minutes) about various aspects of railways including the world’s longest & fastest trains.

They also have a restaurant inside. I did not go there since this visit was a sudden one.

You can spend a good 3-4 hours in this place at a nominal cost.
Written 25 February 2020
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Thank you for taking time off to pen so much about the Museum. Most Appreciated. Thanks for the rating too. Hope to include New Projects in the future.
Written 28 January 2021
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Bhaskar Pyne
1 contribution
Feb 2020
It is a happy hunting ground for heritage materials of Indian Railways, with an advanced Theater for audio and videos related to rail transportation.
Written 23 February 2020
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Thank you for your rating and reviews. Please do visit again.
Written 24 February 2020
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