Chennai Rail Museum

Chennai Rail Museum: Hours, Address, Chennai Rail Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Chennai Rail Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 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
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Chennai Rail Museum
Popular mentions

4.5
193 reviews
Excellent
88
Very good
81
Average
18
Poor
3
Terrible
3

male591970
Chennai, India1 contribution
Rail Historic!!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wow and thank you for the lovely rating and review. Please do visit again.
Written 28 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lakshmi B
76 contributions
A must visit for all children
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your rating and review. Will improve further and make it more exciting.
Written 28 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chrisang
25 contributions
A museum with train exhibits
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anand M
Petlad12 contributions
Chennai's Pride and Hidden Treasure
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
thank you for your feedback and highest rating
Written 28 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarath Babu S
Chennai, India789 contributions
An amazing day out in the Chennai Rail Museum
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bhaskar Pyne
1 contribution
Chennai Rail Museum at a glance.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your rating and reviews. Please do visit again.
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sivaprasad
1 contribution
Newly added piped music
Feb 2020 • Family
Started piped music with relaxing instrumetal music all over the museum, including inside the galleries.
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kishore
Chennai, India20 contributions
Museum
Dec 2019 • Friends
Tickets are very cheap. Also there is a toy train in each children and adult can have ride. It is really a very big place.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your rating. Apart from the free Toy Train Ride, the Movie Theatre (showing Railway clippings/Information/awareness) is also complimentary with the entry ticket.
Written 11 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicky
1 contribution
Change in Museum timing
Nov 2019
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays - 09:30 AM to 07:30 PM
Monday - Holiday
Tuesday to Friday - 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for the posting
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thamizhchelvi
1 contribution
Nice place to visit with kids
Jan 2020 • Family
Nice place to visit with family and kids.They enjoyed a lot. Maintenance is clean and neat. Actually we lost our mobile in play area and staff helped us to get it back.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback, and glad that we were able to help you out.
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 188
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Chennai Rail Museum

Chennai Rail Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Chennai Rail Museum tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Chennai Rail Museum tours on Tripadvisor