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Eastleigh Museum

25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF, England
44 2380 643026
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Eastleigh
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: Interesting museum that chronicles the life of a typical railway engineer and his family during the 1930s.
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Eastleigh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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483 reviews 483 reviews
281 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I often pop in as its free entry. . . Most exhibits are the same but there is always a traveling exhibition in the back rooms. Not always to my taste but still interesting to explore other items. . ..staff very helpful. Hope funding is not cut as Eastleigh and surrounding areas have some interesting stories to tell. . .... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

worth a look around, have some interesting things on show, Bit small though, not a place to linger, nice that its free, only downside is that parking in Eastleigh is expensive.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I visited the museum for the first time with my 3 daughters aged 4,7 and 10 years during the february half term as i had seen a free childrens activity advertised in the local newspaper held at the museum. The museum itself its self is tiny but it has some intresting artefacts to look at my eldest girl was intrested... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Largely run now by a volunteer staff due to budget cuts. Encompasses a wealth of Eastleigh Railway history including a full size steam loco footplate. Many photos and genuine momentoes from past railway workers. Good array of souvenirs and historical items to purchase. Incorporates a small cofee shop. Regular changing displays are arranged on a particular theme which are of... More

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hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Eastleigh museum is a really nice place .Although it is small they pack a lot of history in a little space. and it's free. The drinks and snacks are very reasonably priced and the staff are very friendly.It's anice place to while away an hour or so and lose yourself in a bit of local history.My wife and i often... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I lived in Eastleigh for a while and hadn't spotted this place - it's got a pretty small entrance on a street with a lot of shops! Went there and was very surprised at how much they packed into such a small museum, was better than some larger ones I've been to see. Staff were all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.... More

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