We stopped here to kill some time before going to dinner. I have 2 boys ages 11 and 13 and it was me and my husband. We stepped into the hobby shop and should have walked right out. The woman greeted us - friendly at first but then came "Boys, I need to remind you look with your eyes and not your hands". This was as we stepped over the threshold. That turned me off completely but they wanted to look. To add to the "we hate kids" theme, there were dozens of signs with rude notes on them "You break, you buy", "If your child breaks it, you pay for it" "No this, no that" etc... Rude handmade signs in stores are a pet peeve of mine and let me tell you, this place was a jackpot for them. I understand that there are many breakable things in the store but how about letting us look around before you assume me and my children are going to touch and break anything? I am very careful of my kids touching things in stores that are breakable and do not feel it is the place of the store to speak to my children when they haven't done anything wrong. Obviously, this is what happens every day there from what the other reviewers have said. We did reluctantly go into the museum - and paid admission even though they were only open 45 more minutes. The man working in there was very pleasant and friendly and I did see a few signs but not to the extent of the shop. He didn't warn my children and didn't follow us around. I wouldn't personally visit again just because we aren't really into trains and such but it was interesting and the collection is astounding. Too bad the store ruined it for us but sounds like we weren't the only people offended by the store atmosphere. Shame on them.
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