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Glenfinnan railway museum

Glenfinnan railway station, Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Some nice old memorabilia to look at and read about the trains and viaducts/bridges etc. It’s a... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
Craig B
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Belper, United Kingdom
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Perfectly preserved

This is a beautiful station which perfectly preserves the atmosphere of earlier days. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2017
Fenboi
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Glenfinnan railway station, Glenfinnan, Scotland
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Some nice old memorabilia to look at and read about the trains and viaducts/bridges etc. It’s a very small museum, has a few gifts you can buy as well. It’s on the platform of the railway station. Nice tea room in an old restaurant car...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is a beautiful station which perfectly preserves the atmosphere of earlier days. Well worth a visit, particularly when the Jacobite is running but if you want see the Jacobite, do try to get there early as car parking is limited. Upside, the Loco stays...More

Thank Fenboi
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Lots of local interesting facts about the line and station and its battles with the weather. You can do the whole place in 45 minutes but worth doing before visiting the station tea rooms in the carriages behind the station for excellent tea and cakes....More

Thank Stokie_on_tour
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Situated on the station platform giving an historical perspective to the railway aspect of this popular location, entrance by donation.

1  Thank Charles F
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We were visiting on our honeymoon and decided to pull off for a quick visit. Charming and worth the visit for sure. We wished we had more time so we could enjoy more time or grab a bite. Below will explain why we did not:...More

Thank migrantnative
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Free if you eat in the dining car, otherwise 1 pound or a donation. Tight squeeze in the small space but a lot of history packed into it. Most interesting was story of the engineer who built the viaduct, and the tokens used to electrically...More

Thank MrSpiceMan
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to do the walk out to the viaduct and found this little museum. Its small, entry by donation only but has some wonderful relics from past railway eras. Just a touch of Harry Potter without going overboard. Worth it for a quick stop,...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed July 3, 2017

We had visited the museum a number of years ago and had eaten in the railway carriage before so wanted to stop off for lunch. Well worth it, the food was fantastically fresh and well presented, my husband raved about his soup! Really unique dining...More

Thank Swampie36
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum in the station building is well worth a visit. It deals with the history of the Mallaig extension to the West Highland line, and the restoration of the station itself.

Thank IanCLondon
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Situated on the railway platform so it was possible to see the steam trains (if you go at the right time), visit the museum (well worth a visit in itself) and (for the able bodied) climb into the signal box. Everything is in working order,...More

Thank BrianArmagh
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