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Worth a quick visit, info for kids at low level

This is quite a small museum, but packed with information about the construction of the railway and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

Right on Glenfinnan station platform. Small but with lots of info about the workings that got the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anton W
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Glenfinnan railway station, Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a small museum, but packed with information about the construction of the railway and viaduct. Several child-friendly panels with basic facts at a low level for reading. You can use the old ticket machine to obtain a 1d (penny) platform ticket, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on Glenfinnan station platform. Small but with lots of info about the workings that got the railway in the area built. Recommended.

Thank Anton W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is very interesting the station masters room is full of wonderful railwayana and they opened the signal box especially for us. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A very enjoyable visit.

Thank susanhughes29
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This was probably my favourite place during our 3 week tour of Scotland. The museum is small, but very interesting and it is a donation entry. The gift shop is very well stocked and has some brilliant keepsakes including LNER posters, magnets, books, children's souvenirs,...More

Thank jaynel0u
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This tiny museum was right at the Glenfinnan station. We took the Jacobite train and visited during the 30 minute stop here. You could buy postcards and few souvenirs here plus see how the station was run in the olden days.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This museum was a little out of our way but well worth the journey for a signal enthusiast - lots going on here from the signal box to mechanical signalling and token/tablet machines in what appears to be their original position inside the station. A...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The memories of steam and childhood train stations recalled. The passion of the railway enthusiast is well presented.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A delightful place to visit while you are in Glenfinnan. Very neat little area and very enjoyable. Loved the train area.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

It is only a small museum but it has a very interesting exhibition telling the story of the viaduct. There is an old fasioned ticket machine and a token machine. At the entrance there is a small shop. They also have maps to do various...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We visited here after using the old station buffet car cafe and were given free tickets as patrons. Museum is quirky and tells the story of how the nearby viaduct was built, amongst other things. Well worth a visit.

Thank Timbo3765
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Mohamad Zairy I... I
6 September 2018|
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Response from JonG371 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is although there might be a bit of a wait
Natalie R
1 February 2018|
Response from Nick J | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, The museum is open from 9.00 until 17.00, 7 days a week from May to October. We'll look forward to seeing you in June, Nick Jones