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Cite du Train - Patrimoine SNCF

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The history of french trains..

We went there last year and had a nice coverage of the french rail history. A lot of vehicules at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andreas C
Bremgarten, Switzerland
Perhaps the best train museum in the world!

This train museum, is certainly the biggest in Europe, perhaps in the world. You can spend an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian G
Arlington, Texas
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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...more
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2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there last year and had a nice coverage of the french rail history. A lot of vehicules at glance and a nice display. Only downside, everything is written and explained in french. But hey, it's France :)

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This train museum, is certainly the biggest in Europe, perhaps in the world. You can spend an entire day here and not see everything. They have everything rail related in several huge warehouses, along with more exhibits outside. Everything from the first engine in France...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of train cars and locomotives covering the French railway history through the years. The exhibition is divided into large by-theme showrooms, and the whole infrastructure is kept well organized and in good condition. The day I visited it there was a tango dancing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Luisguiper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gave a very good overview of the history of trains through time. Very enjoyable! I particularly enjoyed the examples of train interiors of different vintages, showing how they have changed over the decades. Walking underneath a giant locomotive and looking up at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geo3
Reviewed 9 January 2019

This museum ought to be visited not only by train lovers. The history of public transport in Europe and particularly in France are supremely demonstrated. The only points to be criticized are the 'small train' on the one hand (as there are two of them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zubkow
Reviewed 6 December 2018

If you like trains, this place is a no brainer. And even if you don't it is a very good place to visit to better understand the development of railways in France; the museum has some stunning locomotives and the site is super well managed!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Good railway museum - some excellent exhibits. Well laid out for the indoor features. Not quite as good for the outdoor exhibits. Restaurant on premises excellent. Museum fairly quiet and a little cold despite heaters arranged in various strategic locations. My main 'moan' is that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LetsCelebrate
Reviewed 19 October 2018

In order to appreciate this collection, it takes more than just a walk-through. This is a museum for rail afficionados, although children will enjoy it too, despite the overabundance of small and extra-large exhibits. Access is very easy by tram (or tram/train) from downtown by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Impressive collection of historic locomotives and carriages from the beginning of the French railways up to the TGV. Yes, it helps to understand French but children don't need to read anything to have a great day here. Restaurant is okay, too, the pfannkuchen were pretty...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is not the biggest railway museum to visit. However, it is a very nice collection of the railway history. You will see exhibits from the beginning until modern times. Just go for it...

Date of experience: July 2018
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John M
11 May 2018|
Response from SwingL53 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late ! Good Morning. There are many connections by train (Fast and Local trains) between Basel Hbf and Mulhouse. It's an important european line. From Mulhouse SNCF Main Station You have the Tram 2, or 3 to Cité... More
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Minako K
26 April 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
OK, I can confirm that for security reasons the luggage lockers at the Museum were unavailable in December 2017 when I visited. The Main Line Station is Mulhouse but I am not sure of the situation there.
8 March 2018|
Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Take the Tram from outside Mulhouse Station - Tramway N°3 direction Lutterbach. Station Musee then a 300 metre signposted walk.