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Interesting museum which shows the advancement of the trains from the early steam engines through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nicola W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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World class railway museum

Make no mistake - this is a very large railway museum! Situated on the Northwest outskirts of... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour due to the redevelopment of the collections.In a building with multi-coloured façades, a tour designed in the form of a 6000m² film set takes visitors on a voyage of discovery...more
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2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum which shows the advancement of the trains from the early steam engines through to today. Loved the different displays however as not all explanations have an English translation would recommend downloading the app.?

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost all explanations are in french only. There is an app you can use but very often it doesn't work( doesn't respond to QR code). Museum is not interactive at all! Not very interesting with children. Service at restaurant very slow even though it was...More

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sylvain v, Directeur général at Cite du Train, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Make no mistake - this is a very large railway museum! Situated on the Northwest outskirts of Mulhouse, it is easily reached by tram (Route 3 from Gare Centrale) and has plenty of parking. It is also adjacent to the Musee EDF Electropolis if you...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This museum pocesses one of the largest collections of French steam and electric ancient locomotives, also including a few diesels and a spectacular number of rare, very rare genuine historic steam ones, build during the first years or railroading. Also a must see is a...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Magnificent display of real trains through the ages. Fun to get up close and personal with this mega-trains and see what they were like and what they are now.

Thank copejenney
Reviewed April 24, 2018

An excellent collection of French Locomotives, rolling stock & interesting exhibits. The staff were very helpful but did not speak extensive English. I visited on a Saturday morning & it was deserted. Unlike the GB NMRA. To get the most of the visit you need...More

Thank tim r
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Great museum to understand the development of railways in France, from the early beginnings to the post war speed records and TGV. Excellent and very large collection, great atmosphere, friendly staff. It was a pleasure to be there. Museum guides are available in French, German...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

This is a massive museum, some distance out from the town centre (but the tram stops a matter of 200-300 metres away). It covers a great chunk of the history of railways in France, from the days of steam up to the late 20th century...More

Thank James M
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This exhibit has fantastic examples of French trains throughout the entire history of railroading. The exhibits are interesting (you get to walk under a steam engine, see the innards of a steam engine, and view the components of a diesel. They have excellent examples and...More

Thank Jackalie B
Reviewed December 23, 2017

This is apparently the biggest Rail Museum in Europe. It is broadly separated into 3 areas. The first area is a Hall with a range of exhibits (and audio guides in multiple languages). This area is dimly lit overall with marked arrows to denote the...More

Thank Mike R
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John M
May 11, 2018|
Response from SwingL53 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late ! Good Morning. There are many connections by train (Fast and Local trains) between Basel Hbf and Mulhouse. It's an important european line. From Mulhouse SNCF Main Station You have the Tram 2, or 3 to Cité... More
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April 26, 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
OK, I can confirm that for security reasons the luggage lockers at the Museum were unavailable in December 2017 when I visited. The Main Line Station is Mulhouse but I am not sure of the situation there.
March 8, 2018|
Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Take the Tram from outside Mulhouse Station - Tramway N°3 direction Lutterbach. Station Musee then a 300 metre signposted walk.