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Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A hoot of a stop to visit a labor of love South Shore of Nova Scotia reenactment railroad... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pelham, New York
We were truly entertained

This remarkable museum is just a few minutes drive on the outskirts of Lunenburg. Duane thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ken M
Edmonton, Alberta
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11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-3184
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Reviewed yesterday

A hoot of a stop to visit a labor of love South Shore of Nova Scotia reenactment railroad museum. Worth a visit. Nice interaction movie to begin the tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This remarkable museum is just a few minutes drive on the outskirts of Lunenburg. Duane thoroughly entertained and informed us on railroad life on the south coast. His attention to detail and patience in curating the artifacts as well as building the model railroad true...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great museum this is. The welcome is warm and the staff willingly impart their knowledge about the local railways and customs. The highlight for me was the extensive model railway that is accurate in every detail. It took years to construct. Trains run...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed spending some time getting to see old artifacts from the railways back in the very early days but even more enjoyed seeing the model trains and the old town of Halifax and the area around it that they had painstakingly put together to for...More

Thank Lois Jean L
Reviewed 26 July 2018

My girlfriend and I were driving into Lunenburg and saw the signs on the road for the railway museum and decided to go take a look. We weren't expecting much to be honest but when we went in to the museum we were pleasantly surprised....More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I visit Lunenburg all the time, and have driven by this museum many times, and each time I think I should visit. Well I finally turned in and took a tour. Duane met us at the door and gave us tickets and told us about...More

Thank Art H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I visited this museum and spent a good hour being entertained and informed by Duane as he took me around the museum and talked about the railway and the area. The model trains are very interesting and the highlight of the trip was Duane's narration...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Like others I went for my children but probably enjoyed it more than they did! A very professional layout. Fun and interesting for children and any adult with an interest in history. I congratulate Duane on the great job he and his supporters have done....More

Thank sricharz
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It's always lovely to visit a museum that's run by dedicated and passionate enthusiasts. This is no exception. We were greeted by Duane Porter, the curator of the museum, watched an interesting little video of the museum, then were ushered through to watch a nighttime...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We probably wouldn’t have visited the Halifax-Southwest Railway Museum in Lunenburg had we not been travelling with a kid. How grateful we were that we did not pass this great site by. The set-up of the museum is geared towards providing visitors with an authentic...More

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18 June 2017|
Response from Geoffrey M | Reviewed this property |
I dunno if he is open July first but you can call him and inquire at 1-902-634-3184