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O. Winston Link Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Must See

If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe S
Callaway, United States
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Eye catching

Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Matt I
Granite Falls, North Carolina
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in this museum are core to Roanoke’s identity. The artistry in these images are also a metaphor for the period in which they were taken. Winston Link...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his pictures are equally intriguing. Be sure to watch the video, it does a great job explaining his life. Also the Lewis Hine photos are captivating.

1  Thank Matt I
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Anyone can take a picture of a train, but O. Winston Link took the craft to another level. He was an artist with a camera. The museum chronicles his quest to photograph the end of steam railroading on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The amazing...More

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The photography is World Class. If you like photography and one of the greatest photographers of all time the O Winston Link museum is a must see. A piece of American History that is exciting to see, a throwback to another generation! (Call or go...More

1  Thank Tee K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Only $6 gets you into this retrospective on the photos of Winston Link, an avid amateur photographer in much of the 20th Century where he specialized in steam railroad engine photos and those who worked in the rail yards. Many of his pictures were set...More

1  Thank macman2
Reviewed July 15, 2018

One of only 2 museums in the USA dedicated to a photographer. The other is Ansell Adams. I came to Roanoke from the UK to visit the museum & was not disappointed. A master artist at work.Wonderful

2  Thank gliddonfamily
Reviewed July 11, 2018

a hidden gem of a museum, this was very interesting. We decided to visit since it was there and we were not disappointed. The history of Roanoke and the trains are well depicted. You can spend as much time as you would like. Nice for...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Dedicated to a world famous photographer the O. Winston Link Museum is well worth the admission. My family has donated artifacts to the Va. Transportation Museum in Roanoke and the O. Winston Link Museum is a perfect addition for RR buffs!

Thank bshipp48
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I Winston Link had an eye for unique Railroad photos. The museum is small but must not be missed by Railroad buffs.

Thank Doug G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you like/love trains/railroads or are interested in the history of America then you will enjoy this trip back in time when steam trains were the cutting edge of transportation and the stations public cathedrals. A must see.

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April 27, 2018|
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From the website: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday Admission Fees: Adults $6 Senior (60+)/Military/Students $5.50 Child 3-12 $5 Child up to 3 FREE Members FREE