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“Grandchildren visited”

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum
Ranked #10 of 33 things to do in Lunenburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Lunenburg, Canada
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97 reviews
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“Grandchildren visited”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This museum is awesome. I took my grand children there to see the trains. As soon as you enter, you are given a ticket to go on the train. Dwayne and his staff is very knowledgable and informative
with the train display and the lights , they tell the story of the trains leaving Liverpool, its route and returning to Bridgewater. They even let the children pull the whistle. It a wonderful place for children and adults too. Highly recommend to others.

Visited August 2012
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Earth
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“Rail Enthusasts Dream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

While not normally passionate about trains or railways, the owner/curator's love of all things train really shines through here and makes for a pleasant (if occasionally cheesy) tour.
The model railway is meticulously detailed, and the 'night scene' is well narrated and coordinated.
Highly recommend for any children who are into trains / train sets.

Visited July 2013
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Surrey, Canada
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“Interesting and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

This is a small, family run museum. You each get a railway ticket to enter, then watch a 4 minute video to introduce the tour. The conductor then punches your ticket and takes you through the first 2 exhibits. You are left on your own to explore a bit, though people from the museum will come up and offer more information or ask if you have questions. There are several rail stations built true to scale and true to historical accuracy. As a finale one of the exhibits is shown as night falls and the lights come on, complete with train whistles and so on. It's fun for families and the owners are proud that they have saved a small part of history for people to enjoy.

Visited July 2013
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