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“A Railway Museum for the non-enthusiast!”
Review of The Engine House

The Engine House
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Highley
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

If you want the authentically mucky atmosphere (Lovely!) of a real Steam Locomotive Shed, there's Bridgnorth Station. However, if you prefer a clean, dry, easy-access exhibition, where you don't have to watch the kids like a hawk, then the Engine House is the place to go. Part of the Severn Valley Railway, this well-designed modern facility houses the 'Reserve Collection', including locomotives that have reached the end of their running 'MOT', as well as coaches, wagons and other artefacts. Locomotives not scheduled for overhaul in the short term - a lengthy and expensive process - are 'bulled-up' to perfection and displayed under cover. Volunteer guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very approachable. Excellent shop, restaurant and outside viewing gallery to watch the working trains go by, or just to enjoy the river scenery. A 'Freedom of the Line’ railway ticket includes admission, otherwise a pretty reasonable £5.50 (usual concessions)

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The engine house is a great place to take children, of whatever age(!) to see steam engines and learn more about them.

The facilities are clean and accessible, and the food in the restaurant is first class.

Been there many times and always found it the same - friendly, helpful staff, good exhibits, great food.

1  Thank BionicWoman28
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I visited The Engine House following the recommendation of the conductor on a recent trip on the Severn Valley Railway.

I had a lovely meal of faggots which was excellent value for money.

The video displays are very interesting and they tell the history of the railway. You can walk inside some of the trains and videos automatically start when you approach them.

Overall a very well designed museum and well worth stopping off when on the railway.

2  Thank PipsqueakHull
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

If you are visiting the Severn Valley Railway you must visit The Engine House. A lot of thought and effort has gone into this attraction and provides a brilliant stopping off point. The building is clean and bright. The staff were all really helpful and lovely. Great exhibits for young and old. The café is great with a brilliant observation balcony which must be fab on a good day to just sit and watch the trains go by from! The gift shop is well stocked with a great variety of goods. The attraction is free if you have already bought a train ticket but I think there is a charge if you haven't - I'd check first.

Thank DottieOnWheels
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

A great place to get off the train and take a break and eat whilst on your visit to the SVR. After eating and sitting and watching the trains go by whilst the kids played in the play ground made for an extra treat

Thank Clive M
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