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Railway Coastal Museum

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495 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 6B5, Canada
+1 709-724-5929
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Railway costal museum on water street St. John's extremely interesting

A Great place to visit whether you are train ethustatist or not. Open everyday on the location of... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Hello T
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For the Transportation Buff

An interesting place to visit if you are interested in Newfoundland's ship and railway history... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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The Railway Coastal Museum is located at the site of the original Riverhead Train Station, built in 1903. In 2003 the building was re-purposed into a non-profit museum dedicated to interpreting the rich history of the Newfoundland Railway from its inception in the late 1800's to its closure in 1988, as well as the history of the provincial Coastal Boat Service.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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495 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1E 6B5, Canada
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

A Great place to visit whether you are train ethustatist or not. Open everyday on the location of the historic Newfoundland railway terminal. The exhibits are great offering a glimpse into the history of transportation in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the history of...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

An interesting place to visit if you are interested in Newfoundland's ship and railway history. Various interesting artifacts on display, as well as actual railway equipment. there is also a video presentation.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This relatively small museum in the old station building packs quite a lot into a small space. It mixes dioramas with old photographs and quite a lot of detailed text. There is even a working model railway at the end. I am sure train buffs...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Lots of reading to do and interesting exhibits in a historic building. In the gift shop they have an excellent book on the Titanic for $5 based on the Titanic exhibition at the Geo Centre. Helpful staff. A must for railway buffs.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Legendary is the "Newfie Bullet" -- the passenger train that crossed the island for many years before it was finally driven out of business by the automobile.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We visited the Railway Coastal Museum because we are interested in trains. They have nice displays of early Newfoundland railroads and many photos of the people who made it happen. They also have many displays and photos of early water transportation in the area. Several...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This rail museum was just a couple of blocks from our hotel so we thought we'd check it out. Wonderful displays depicting the role of the railroad in Newfoundland. Full scale mockups of the interior of the typical train of the era. Very good depictions...More

Thank GlobalExplorer
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

The Railway Coastal Museum is a transportation museum located in John’s. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes I had missed. This museum provides a fascinating look...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We went to the railway museum on the last day of our St John's stay. Housed in the beautiful St. John's railway station, this small museum contains a treasure trove of information on the Newfoundland railway. Artifacts and written history have been painstakingly laid out...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

I was hesitant about visiting this one as some reviews described it as boring but it was anything but. The displays were very well done and for those unwilling to take the time to read the many story boards, there were dioramas the insides of...More

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