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Winchcombe Railway Museum & Gardens

23 Gloucester Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LX, England
01242 609305
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Winchcombe
Type: Museums
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

took my 3 boys for trip on steam train was short but nice. went to Toddington visited museum. nice to see old artifacts

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Andover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

At 4.00pm we arrived for a well earned cuppa, to be advised cafe was closing although all signs outside said it was open. We were told we could only have drinks in polystyrene cups as it would save washing up and we could not have cake as they had been wrapped up and was not prepared to go to any... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I visited this attraction yesterday coming across it by accident! I took my parents for a drive. We turned towards Winchcombe and saw signs for the Coffee Pot Cafe. It was lovely as my Father isn't too mobile but it was very accessible. As we stepped onto the platform, one train came in and then another going the other way... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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85 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Would have been higher rated but was closed so only able to walk round and drink in the nostalgia of when I was a boy . Remembering steaming along and the smell of the coal/ steam as we sped along. Lots of options, trips with food etc.not badly priced.Plan longer if you book the trip with dining.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

went on the GWR railway train to Cheltenham Races, on our return journey we stopped off at Winchcombe Railway station and went into the Coffee Pot Cafe. It was a lovely old 1950's cafe with good service, plenty of tea & good home baked cakes and freshly prepared sandwiches. We had a pot of tea for two & one slice... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I took my children as I have great childhood memories of this place, pulling levers, running around the garden playing games.... Unfortunately, the years have not been kind on this place! Overgrown with rusty levers, difficult for an adult to pull, operating signals obscured from view by trees or sheds. Ducks kept in run down area with old bath filled... More

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great find. A charming building full of a charming collection of railways and associated stuff. No trains (go to GWR just up the road for that but just about everything else. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteer staff happy to chat and answer questions. Just a couple of pounds to enter and worth every penny, our two families and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A vast array of railwayana, left higgledy-piggledy so that often the visitor can unearth treasures apparently lost in the junk. Many nooks and crannies with further delights. Even the ladies in our group found it interesting. Not at all clinically presented like many railway museums, and all the better for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Go quickly before the owners close for a year to begin some renovations...they are unsure if they will be able to open again. A great value experience. Fabulous artefacts set in cottage gardens with ducks, chickens and a gentle old dog. Fantastic for children for a play and picnic. We went many years ago when our children were very young.... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Absolutely delightful. Almost too much to see; you can spend several hours here if you are a keen railway enthusiast. Many rare and unique artefacts. It is no good taking the wife though, send her shopping (with the kids) as there is not enough to keep them happy for more than a short while.

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