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Revelstoke Railway Museum

719 Track Street West, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
250-837-6060
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Revelstoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Steyning, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We knew very little about the hardships of working on the railway here and this museum was brilliant at showing so much of the heritage plus the actual trains, carriages etc made me become a bit of a Canadian train annorak.

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Vernon, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great railway museum, it has some rolling stock, but the center attraction is the large steam train located inside. In fact, the entire musuem is kind of built around this engine. Often, there is an ex-engineer sitting in the cab of the train, willing to answer your questions about the train or running the rails on the... More

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Bend, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a very nice, clean, well laid out museum. There are some beautiful engines and rolling stock to be seen. Of particular interest was the Pullman car you could walk through, and really get a feel for what it would have been like to dine and sleep on one of these great old cars. The highlight was the huge... More

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Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very well done museum. Great coverage of the trials of building a railway across the mountains. Loved the scale models depicting the railway over the gorge. Amazingly detailed. The large locomotive was one highlight and was made even better by having a former driver there to answer questions. The rolling stock was great to wander around - always amazed at... More

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Maclean, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great place for a railway nut. Some very good exhibits with plenty of history lessons thrown in. Loved the old "Mikado" engine and the gentleman there to answer questions.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I found this a very interest museum even though we are not train buffs. It displayed so many old carriages and engines outside, it was fasinating to see the size of them close up. There was a carriage and engine inside with a retired driver there to answer all your questions and to tell some interesting stories.... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are a steam enthusiast this is a must see you get to see railroad history and climb aboard the locos and see the controls inside the cab. You also see the workings of the steam cylinder to the driver wheels and how the calving works to the piston for push pull action. There are many more exhibits as... More

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Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
161 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a nice museum with old cars to look at and even climb into . There was a retired engineer sitting in a diesel engine who provided a wealth of information. The displays were very informative and someone had created a model of the valley with a train set.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thought this would be a great little place to take my 5 year old. While he did enjoy it there wasn't really enough to do for any of my kids. It was $19 for us to get in (1 adult, 3 kids) and we were done in 45mins. They have a model railroad but there wasn't any trains running on... More

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Puurs, Belgium
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were only passing through and found out about this museum on the spot, so by the time we got there, it was less than an hour before closing time, but we could get in at half price for the remaining time. Did everything in a jiffy, and probably could have seen more if we had known before, but still... More

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