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“Engine house”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Engine House

The Engine House
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Highley
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Engine house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Well what a surprise!!!! Inside it's as good as any museum in London. Fantastic engines with great info. Needs promoting better as it's a hidden gem

Thank Ladymoor
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“On the doorstep”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Im not really a train buff but I quite enjoyed this train shed.Some nice old engines and all so very clean.Free to go in if you have a rail ticket.

Visited February 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“railway museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

we visited highley engine house where steam engines are kept and have been lovingly restored. the journey to the museum was by steam train from Kidderminster and was really great experience. the museum is a visitors centre and has an interesting shop and also a cafe where it is possible to get a lovely hot or cold meal at reasonable prices. the steam engines included the royal train which it is possible to have a guided tour of. On the whole a really enjoyable day.

Visited November 2013
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shrewsbury shropshire
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86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Loved this such a great place to visit and included in your fare if you travel the whole length of the railway. really enjoyed sorting the mail with my grandson and also being shown around the Kings carriage by a very knowledgeable guide. We went to the restaurant on the second floor and were very disappointed by the poor hot food both quality and price. however the sandwich my husband wisely had was perfect.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Railway Museum for the non-enthusiast!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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)

Visited September 2013
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