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Cite du Train

2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Long visit

There is a lot to see in this museum, So many different trains, old ones and new ones. One part of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mulhouse, France
One of the world's great train museums

Locomotives from the time of Stephenson to the TGV. Emphasis on locomotives and passenger cars... read more

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Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour due to the redevelopment of the collections.In a building with multi-coloured façades, a tour designed in the form of a 6000m² film set takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through one of the most prestigious European train collections.Spectacular scenography, constantly changing events, audiovisual montages and sound and light shows take young and old alike to the very heart of the great railway adventure.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“train museum” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to see in this museum, So many different trains, old ones and new ones. One part of the museum seemed a bit old and it was soo cold there. I liked the film about the TGV.

Thank ciellol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locomotives from the time of Stephenson to the TGV. Emphasis on locomotives and passenger cars - not much freight rolling stock. Very rare Baldwin Diesel engine from equipment supplied from the states (Baldwin went out of business in the 1950s). There is a cutaway steam...More

1  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Be prepared to spend at least 4 hours ,if not longer here. A museum that is not only concerned with railway technology but also its social impact. Who knew that the Popular Front government of 1936 negotiated cheap fares for the workers?A thoroughly good day...More

Thank pauln690
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We have been to several train museums and this one rivals that at York. The dim lighting allowed special effects like locomotive lights on and glowing table lamps in luxury dining cars, which helped establish a mood. There were sound effect speakers here and there...More

Thank BrissieJim
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Railway heaven. Even if you have little or no interest in trains you cannot help but be hugely impressed by this museum. Like the Schlumpf collection of cars near by, this is well laid out and focuses entirely on its subject.

Thank PasdeCalaisJames
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Train museum in Mulhouse is nice place to visit with young kids. Probably one of the biggest rail museum in Europe.

Thank AtulKB
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This museum is great for kids and adults alike. It carries you back to a time when travel was elegant and exciting. There are many train cars (engines, dining, touring, sleeping, etc) that you can see, but I was disappointed that they can only be...More

Thank TravelBuff97
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A well organized and informative train museum, with some amazing locomotives dating from the late 1880s through modern times. Take the tram line 3, direction Lutterbach, to the Musées station. It's a five minute walk from there. Not all areas are heated, so in the...More

1  Thank Max R
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We found the place very interesting You will find every type of trains and you can jump on them and see how the did look like in the past Sounds and voices evoke you scenes of other times A place to go for train lovers,...More

Thank peacer78
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The sheer size of this museum is impressive. The exhibits, too, are extraordinary in numbers and historical significance. Particular congratulations to SNCF, whose engineers must have spent decades restoring so many pieces of France's history to working order. Someone had a mania for collecting stuff...More

1  Thank Whittlesford
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3 January 2017|
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Response from sylvain v | Property representative |
good afternoon, thank you for the interest you have for our museum. i order to plan a good visit, you have to take at least 3 hours. the museum is 60 000 m2 and you will discover more than 100 Rolling stocks. waiting for... More
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Response from 837RichardH837 | Reviewed this property |
Yes fairly close but not walking distance. Train museum is a short tram ride from the town centre and the car museum is another short ride from the centre. Both can be done in the same day... We went to train museum first... More