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Fascinating insight

We had a bit of trouble finding it but it was well worth it. A fascinating insight into the lives... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Southwell, United Kingdom
What a find!

This is a wonderful small town museum specializing in railroad, mining, and the local history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eden, Utah
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296 S Main St, Helper, UT 84526-1538
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a bit of trouble finding it but it was well worth it. A fascinating insight into the lives of the townsfolk of Helper, the mines and the railway. Very helpful man on the desk who told us about the layout, a real community...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small town museum specializing in railroad, mining, and the local history of the area. Four stories of equipment, art work, fascinating historical items from household to industrial, military, and the immigrant and early railroad and coal mining heritage. Outside in a...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

So fun to learn about coal miners and the railroad. This is a small museum but well worth the visit.

Thank X9982RPnicoles
Reviewed June 8, 2018

While its emphasis is on coal mining, this museum has much more than you might expect on a variety of topics, and it is a really great museum for a small town! First, the museum has a huge collection of coal mining artifacts, from large...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We were just passing through Helper but spotted this museum. No entry fee but a suggested donation. Exhibits are really interesting and the signage is full of humour. The train track upstairs is worth the visit on its own. We only had 20 minutes to...More

Thank _dave_mcmillan53
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Was here about 20 years ago. Since then, it has grown and is more organized with more in-depth information, particularly about coal mining, than I recall. Spent 3 hours here, reading, looking, and absorbing even more than I realized at the time. A couple nights...More

Thank tilliomet
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The museum contains a diverse collection of artifacts and photos describing local history with emphasis on the mining and railroad industries. The mining exhibits include sections on mine accidents and how adoption of the union came about. The railroad wing on the second floor was...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum is a wonderful find! It not only has railroad cars and memorabilia, but also extensive coal mining history and equipment and Helper historical items which are all very nicely displayed. The company store, prison and mine displays were particular favorites. The size of...More

Thank Traveltime281
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this museum several times and it never gets old. The history about coal mining in Utah is phenomenal. The mining artifacts are very interesting. They have a fantastic collection of every kind of historical item imaginable related to the history of...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for about an hour today and wandered through the many rooms. They seem to have quite a collection of late 19th to mid-20th century artifacts. Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family. I'd say this place could be quite a...More

Thank Sara S
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