Train World

Train World, Schaerbeek: Hours, Address, Train World Reviews: 4.5/5

Train World
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Train world is a unique rail experience that will take you from the very first steam locomotives to high-speed trains! It’s a universe that calls on all the senses to understand the railways in its multiple dimensions. It is an active outing for all ages. Walk among the locomotives, climb aboard 100 year old trains, visit a small railway house and cross a genuine railway bridge. You can even experience what it feels like to drive a train! #LEGOeventTrainWorld Discover the LEGO® experience in Train World from 2 October 2018 to 31 March 2019. For four months LEGO® and Train World join forces for a fun ride!
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zinear
Washington DC, DC278 contributions
I've been to a lot of museums, and this is one of the best organized ones I've been to. The layout is thoughtful, and you feel immersed in your learning experience - instead of spending time figuring out where you should go next. The exhibits themselves are excellent, and there are many trains throughout the museum. If you have even passing interest in trains or transport, this is a worthwhile visit. The museum is also right next to Schaerbeek Station, so it's very easy to get to.
Written January 15, 2020
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Sean4476
Monrovia, Liberia161 contributions
There are some really cool features like the glass floor with a train track under it. Going through the train cabins are really cool, too. Took me some time to figure out the flow of the place.
Written May 28, 2021
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium28,314 contributions
We visited the train museum ‘Train World’ in Schaerbeek shortly after it opened and liked it very much (see our long review ‘Vintage trains in Schaerbeek’ from December 1, 2015). The temporary exhibition on Belgian artist Paul Delvaux (1897 – 1994), ‘The man who loved trains’, seemed like a good reason to go back. What better backdrop could there be for Delvaux’s mysterious and eery paintings of female figures on trains or in railway stations trains than the sparsely lit and immersive Train World? We loved it! Upon entering we were provided with a handy leaflet indicating the names of the paintings and their location in the museum. There also was an informative film on the artist.

Of course, we took the opportunity to have a new look at the rest of the museum, starting with the exhibition of night train poster in the magnificent former ticket hall. Strangely enough they were mostly in Dutch. We marvelled at the steam engines, visited the postal carriage and peeked through the windows of luxury carriages and royal trains. The poetic appeal of collections of everyday objects like floor clocks, letter boxes and railway ticket printing machines is amazing.

In these Corona times the flows of visitors inside the museum were controlled and wearing a face mask was mandatory. Hand sanitiser was available in every carriage which could be visited and elsewhere in the museum. Social distancing was no problem.
Written August 12, 2020
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Ogige
Crema, Italy220 contributions
Family
The staff are nice and the idea is not bad but the museum is simply gloomy and creepy.

The hall with trains is painted in black with very soft light which makes it hard to see and not at all enjoyable. The smell of grease and poor ventilation makes you feel like skipping the whole area and get out.

I think it’s best for children above 6 as it’s a bit creepy, during the visit there is an area with the cargo for deported people, a video of an accident between a car and a train and a cloud on top of the train simulating a thundery stormy weather .
My daughter is 2 and got scared at few points.

We could have stayed more if it were more enjoyable

The train driving simulator is nice and easy to do even for younger children but there is a queue and local visitors try to skip queues
Written June 7, 2020
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lewendona
Fordingbridge, UK7 contributions
I am a lifelong railway enthusiast and have visited museums all around the world but, frankly, this is more of a light show/thetrical experience than a museum. All of the exhibits descriptions, projected onto the ground in front of them, just say class type or name, date built and maximum speed. No detailed information. Restricted lighting make it difficult to examine many of the exhibits. A very disappointing visit.
Written February 14, 2020
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Sona
London, UK104 contributions
Friends
Me as an train lover, this was great! Two my friends not as crazy as me about trains enjoyed it as well which says how good it is. Entrance 7,50 euro for people under 26, adults for 10. It took us around 2 hours, pretty big, with many carriages and so on. There is a restaurant at the begining (more expensive one) and nothing else around, it's not alive part of Brussel so don't expect anything else to see around. But, it's just by the train station and the museum by itself definitely worth it. Don't throw away your ticket because after first 80 metres you will need to scan it to get into the main museum building. Comparing to the Dutch train museum, this is just twice bigger and half price. I loved that.
Written February 17, 2016
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Sean R
Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom87 contributions
Very informative insight into how railways of other european countries grew.
Spent over 2 hours here. Only 10 minute train ride from central Brussels, so ideal for a rainy day trip as well.
Written March 10, 2020
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Footprints768513
Avon, CT15 contributions
Couples
Train World exceeded our expectations. When you first walk in you will see model trains, clothing, and equipment. Then you move outside to walk to the next buildings and you will be in for a treat. The facility does a great job showing the history and evolution of trains. Great for the entire family.
Written February 9, 2020
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RobinDorset
Dorset, UK26 contributions
Very good museum. All static not live steam trains. Main hall is dark as all the locomotives are incomplete. I believe this is for 2 reasons. Some simply have parts missing and also some valuable parts may have been removed to avoid theft. Having said that I really enjoyed my visit. I think they've made a very good museum with what they had available. I thought the most interesting part was sitting in historic carriages. took around 2 hours to slowly walk around the whole place. Train driving simulator was good fun!
Written February 9, 2020
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Mattia
Arcore, Italy1 contribution
Family
Waste of time and money. DO NOT GO! Waste of time and money. DO NOT GO! Waste of time and money. DO NOT GO!
Written December 26, 2019
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