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Address: 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 643026
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Really interesting museum. I've lived in Eastleigh a few years and passed by museum weekly and one day thought I would go in. Very helpful friendly guide, nice little cafe and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sheila540917
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really interesting museum. I've lived in Eastleigh a few years and passed by museum weekly and one day thought I would go in. Very helpful friendly guide, nice little cafe and very interesting exhibit of Eastleigh in by gone days. Recommended

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Thank Sheila540917
Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small museum which appears to have research facilities, and specialises in the railway history of Eastleigh. Various free exhibitions are held at the back from time to time, and the museum is free to enter. There is a coffee bar inside which is confusingly among the exhibits, don't sit too still or visitors may think YOU... More 

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Thank Matt_Probert
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A nice place to visit for local knowledge, but they often put on special displays. Its a very child friendly place where i took my children when they were small and now take my grandchildren. We are all looking forward to visiting santas grotto when the lights are turned on.

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Thank 643judithk
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It is a lovely place to visit. The museum is well set out. The coffee is very good and reasonable. A nice place to sit and enjoy the past.

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Thank Sue U
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I recently visited the Museum to gather information on volunteering in the area, comparing services on offer in Australia. I must commend the supervisor in attendance Miss Stock. She was very professional and had an excellent grasp of the services on offer. The volunteering staff were great. Thank you.

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Thank G-Pheonix
Hampshire, UK
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91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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Thank Mike H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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614 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 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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Thank Ethan E
Cobham, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Thank CharlesGraham79
Southampton
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Thank Angie S
Cleveland
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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