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Glenfinnan railway museum

Glenfinnan railway station, Glenfinnan, Scotland
+44 1397 722295
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Small but interesting

This museum was a little out of our way but well worth the journey for a signal enthusiast - lots... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Natalie R
,
Auckland
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A Gem

The memories of steam and childhood train stations recalled. The passion of the railway enthusiast... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin B
,
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Glenfinnan railway station, Glenfinnan, Scotland
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+44 1397 722295
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"dining car"
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"signal box"
in 7 reviews
"restaurant car"
in 4 reviews
"west highland line"
in 6 reviews
"free tickets"
in 5 reviews
"historical perspective"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"station platform"
in 3 reviews
"worth taking the time"
in 2 reviews
"snow plough"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"small shop"
in 3 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"fort william to mallaig"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
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"harry potter"
in 4 reviews
"memorabilia"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Deb W
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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
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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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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited here purely by chance. Gives a fascinating insight into the construction and running of this iconic railway

Thank JonG371
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

And stumbled across the dining car cafe and railway museum. Really nice soups hit the spot, very friendly welcome. Upon paying had free entry to the museum. The museum was small and although interesting elements did not take long to view. Would recommend cafe.

Thank Stewart H
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Glenfinnan railway museum is very small and there's not a whole lot to see. If you are visiting the Glenfinnan viaduct anyway, the hike leads to the museum so you might as well pop in but really there's not a whole lot to see...More

Thank brittanyblunt
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Although to site is small, I would recommend the short walk from the infamous Harry Potter railway viaduct and Glenfinnan monument. The Site has a dinning car, sleeper car and other nostalgic railway items on display. I was impressed with magnificent snow plough engine. Doug

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Some nice old memorabilia to look at and read about the trains and viaducts/bridges etc. It’s a very small museum, has a few gifts you can buy as well. It’s on the platform of the railway station. Nice tea room in an old restaurant car...More

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Natalie R
1 February 2018|
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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
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