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Address: 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 643026
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Interesting museum that chronicles the life of a typical railway engineer...
Interesting museum that chronicles the life of a typical railway engineer and his family during the 1930s.
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A little gem!

This museum is full of railway history and the gift shop is one of the best I have seen. The staff sure make you feel welcome and is free entry too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, UK
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84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Looking for access to local photographs of the area, I walked into a recreation of a local home. no sign of access to local historical files. I may have missed the "research - ask here" sign, but didn't hang around very long.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This museum is full of railway history and the gift shop is one of the best I have seen. The staff sure make you feel welcome and is free entry too!

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Eastleigh might not seem the best place for local history museum being not much more than a railway boom town, named by popular but now mostly unknown victorian novelist. Howe do I know well from this from this pretty good little measuem, it has some pretty good displays from the past as and special exhibition about the local mela which... More 

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Southampton
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Eastleigh Museum is a lovely little place to visit if you have an hour or two to spend. It has a surprising number of items from a bygone age. The focus is mainly on the railway but there is always something new to see. At the back of the museum is a room that holds a large number of photograph... More 

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Cleveland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This volunteer-staffed museum of local history in the high street gives a wonderful historical account of Eastleigh, a classic railway town, which was the birthplace of the Spitfire fighter airplane, and comedian Benny Hill!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited this Museum with my two small grandsons, it was really enjoyable, with active things to do for them, lots of local info, and advice about the area, not just history, but a good hands on museum. nice and friendly, coffee as well.

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Eastleigh
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a small but cute museum. A bit about the railways & the local area. They have a small but nice café as well.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As a resident of Eastleigh for 18 months, I look forward to the different exhibitions that are displayed every few months. My niece (and her dad!) enjoyed dressing up as Alice and the Mad Hatter last year and I and my sister enjoyed the tea exhibition very much. I like just browsing through the railway history and maps and imagining... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The main exhibits in this Museum relate to the past Railway history from the days when Eastleigh was a centre for the Southern Railway. There are some good reconstructions of a Railwayman's (Mr. Brown) family house in the late 1930's plus various other items relating to the local area. Unfortunately,when I called, the additional display rooms at the rear of... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited eastleigh for the first time with our 2 boys aged 6 and 9 the man was very helpful in showing us around and giving his time to us as well as letting explore the small museum.. There was enough for children to explore as well as enough for adults to enjoy. The coffee shop was nice and very... More 

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