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A super museum, sometimes overlooked by folk who take the steam train. Don't pass it by, its great... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Rittmr
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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This is a small rail museum with some interesting items preserved including a scammell karrier... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
gas65
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Whitstable, Kent
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Three buildings full of wonders - from full-size locomotives to old fashioned railway signs. Follow the visitor trail or cross the footbridge at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway to discover Scotland's largest railway museum. Open 7 days a week from...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Union St, Bo'ness EH51 9AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

A super museum, sometimes overlooked by folk who take the steam train. Don't pass it by, its great to get up close to these wonders of engineering. Exhibits are interesting and fun - take a look at the models in the train carriages too! The...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Interesting collection but for enthusiasts like me I would like access to the entire collection. There was a large storage shed that was out of bounds and when asking if we could visit this and other parts of the Bo'ness railway everyone tried to pass...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small rail museum with some interesting items preserved including a scammell karrier, salt van and miles from home a southern region parcels van. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, whilst you are at the Bo'ness and Kinneil heritage railway. Always seems to be something different to see.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum is really worth a visit. Great for adults and children, with special events for little ones. Access from Edinburgh is a piece of cake on the Bo’ness Community Bus, which drops you right at the entrance. Pick it up from Waterloo Place or...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

With my colleague and I visiting the Bo'ness Railway on Tuesday 26th we then payed and extra £2.00 to visit the museum which was interesting and informative, well worth the time. It is a shame that it can not open earlier as it would have...More

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Bonessrailway, Manager at Museum of Scottish Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for coming to see us when visiting the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. We plan our opening times according to our volunteer resources so unfortunately we cannot open earlier.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Even if you think you don't like trains then you likely will after a visit here. The trips, museum and cafe are all excellent value for money and it's run by enthusiasts. That's probably the best aspect of all.More

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Bonessrailway, Manager at Museum of Scottish Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

It means a lot to us that you think we are a credit to the town. Thanks for your lovely review, we look forward to seeing you again and if you have a few hours to spare we are always looking for volunteers - no...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

This gem of a museum cannot be compared with its counterpart in York but it deals extensively with railway history in Scotland. There are a number of display areas featuring all manner of things relevant to the Scottish railways and the explanations are excellent. They...More

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Bonessrailway, Manager at Museum of Scottish Railways, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the review and your visit. We are really proud of what we have here and how hands on our exhibits are allowing visitors another dimension to their experience. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and you are correct that we...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We enjoy this unique visitor attraction and museum. Where else in Scotland can you find a world class train station with steam trains, lots of information and a brilliant museum with interactive trains that are great fun for children and adults of all ages.

Thank Mr David S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The locomotives etc. were fascinating to see and the exhibition was superbly curated. Very interesting information boards, photographs and artefacts. Staff were very friendly and approachable too. Access on foot is over the station bridge, otherwise for prams, buggies wheelchairs...More

Thank Stevie D
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Response from Jean L | Reviewed this property |
There is a large grass area on the near-by foreshore, but for swings etc. I think you need to go uphill to Douglas Park, about 10 minutes by car.
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