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Viables Minature Railway

Viables Craft Centre, Basingstoke, England
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Basingstoke
Traveler Description: The Basingstoke and District Model Engineering Society was founded by a small group of people over 30 years ago who enjoyed building, running and... more »
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

little ones will love the train rides ours loved them good for big kids too there is a café in the grounds of viables and some small units selling various goods though not always open

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our boys (aged 5 & 3) loved it last year, a nice little treat and not very expensive. Looking forward to taking them to the Steam Rally Exhibition again this year on 13th & 14th April.

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We went with family, its was very good, the kids loved it. its a nice little treat for them! they would love to go again, may be when the weather is a bit better

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VIablesConductor, Society Member at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed it! The next Public Running sessions are at Easter 2013, Sunday 31st March and 1st April. More

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The system is looking quite run down at Viables, this may a winter issue as we have not been during the summer months

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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

We are sorry the site did not look as good as we would hope when you visited. The railway was built, is maintained and run by a group of volunteers (Basingstoke Model Engineering Society) in their spare time. As a community of engineers we tend to focus on the safety and maintenance of the track, locos and rolling stock; and... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Is it ever open? Used to take the kids but have yet to see it functioning recently

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VIablesConductor, Public Relations Manager at Viables Minature Railway, responded to this review

I am sorry we were not open when you visited. The railway, locomotives, and rolling stock was built and run by volunteers from Basingstoke Model Engineering Society, and has been running since the '70s. It normally operates on the 1st Sunday of the month, the last open day this year is on the 22nd of December, when there is a... More

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