Chennai Rail Museum
Chennai Rail Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
About
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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male591970
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Well located place in the city. Family time in this Museum would be a refreshing one? Also, would like to suggest that more varieties of snacks and ice creams can be included in the Food Court.
Written 21 July 2023
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Thank you for your rating and review. Will definitely act on introducing more varieties of snacks and ice creams, and a few other items.
Written 11 August 2023
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SURAJ K
Kochi (Cochin), India5,765 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We visited this place with family.Really under rated place.Need more maintenance to bring crowd.Kids will enjoy toy train which runs for 10 mints.There is a museum inside which has various facts about the Railways.You will love the park.With one ticket you will get Tea and kids will get cake.Kids can gain more knowledge about the train engine.
Written 30 December 2022
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Thank you
Written 21 July 2023
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Shrikant P
Pune39 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Awesome art gallery,.. must see for everyone.
Cooperative staff.
Nice garden and toy train ride.
The exhibition of the History of railways is well illustrated and shows many interesting facts not known to many.
Models of trains are a treat to the eye.
Written 30 October 2022
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Deependra
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
It's really worth of paying ticket cost of rs 50/- . Specially if you have a kids. In 50. You will be getting 2 rounds of ride in toy train and 10 rs snacks in the canteen.
Written 17 July 2022
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Thank you for your rating and review. Please do visit again.
Written 30 September 2022
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PradeepK
4 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), India2 contributions
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
84 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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