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Address: 25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8064 3026
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Hours:
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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My family come from Eastleigh and we're all employed by the railways, so if you are interested in local history, and memories of the southern railway then this place is for you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
Jane T
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My family come from Eastleigh and we're all employed by the railways, so if you are interested in local history, and memories of the southern railway then this place is for you.

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Thank Jane T
Southampton
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Interested in local history in Eastleigh - then visit this museum - they often have local exhibitions on - eg. all about the railway works, etc. - worth a visit - free as well.

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Thank isplumm
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a perfect coffee in the museum and met some lovely people. Perfect pause place and hidden from the crowds...yet so handy! Highly recommend it

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Thank Hambos35
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I did think this was a good little museum however I felt that there could be a lot more to it. The biggest section was a art hallway - I would have loved to see more about how the railway changed the town and it would have been nice to have more hands on things for the kids.

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Thank Megan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Small but cosy, interesting exhibits with something of interest for everyone whether it be railways, lifestyles or just to look around the small shop

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Thank Natalie M
SOUTHAMPTON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great place of interest and very friendly staff very helpful and have great knowledge on the history of the railway station of Eastleigh will be back very relaxing

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Thank KIMMYSouthampton
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

It is a nice enough museum with good facts on the history of the town. However, it doesn't keep attention of young children. The scheduled activities are the only really good part.

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Thank mroseholt
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Having going a lot as a child it was nice to go back again as an adult and get a real insight of what Eastleigh was like during the wars.

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Thank Kane H
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Free to enter - small shop - very interesting insight into the history of Eastleigh town. Reconstruction of old fashioned living accommodation. Child friendly right in the middle of Eastleigh Town centre in the High Street Well worth a visit especially in school holidays.l

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Thank PennyRon
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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