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Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum

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Address: 11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-634-3184
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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We happened to bedriving by in the area and me being a train nut decided to stop. Great display and setup. First you buy a ticket atthe ticket office and then board the car and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We happened to bedriving by in the area and me being a train nut decided to stop. Great display and setup. First you buy a ticket atthe ticket office and then board the car and watch a short introduction to what is beinf represented. All this is bei g done bythe curator on the day we were there. He then... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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494 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

a very nice museum full of photos and artifacts. the kids will love the model train display. good for a rainy day excursion not far out of town. Curator has put his heart nd soul into this display.

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St. John&#39;s, Newfoundland and Labrador
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited the museum on Monday August 22nd and was really impressed with the details of the scale model of the historic railway which served the World Heritage town of Lunenburg N.S and its neighbouring communities. It has been mostly created by building scale model buildings and trains which even feature hand made wooden railway ties plus very good narration. A... More 

Thank sam_walters19
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a nice place to visit when you're in the Lunenburg area, whether you're a model railroad buff or a transportation history enthusiast. The displays are accurate scale models depicting southern Nova Scotia's former railway system. Our "conductor" was friendly, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable about the railway's history. He even stayed open late for us as we got there... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We actually live close by and have always wanted to go to this museum, so today we took our grandkids for a tour. It is owner operated, and the friendly owners are there to greet you and walk you through the interesting displays. The museum showcases the age of train travel in Nova Scotia but would be enjoyed by anyone... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Really enjoyed taking our daughter and granddaughter to this museum. The tour was great and so was the "Conductor"! The models are amazing and it is still a work in progress. You can go back and back and there will be new things to see.

Thank Nancy N
Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The curator has made a recreation of the former Halifax & Southwestern Railway in model form. He has carefully researched the history so the railway and buildings appear as they did when the railway was active. The staff was lots of fun, and the visit was very enjoyable.

Thank Brucester4
Wytheville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing miniature train museum. The Curator gave a great tour and information about the area. Should visit even if you're not a train fan.

Thank Valerie B
Halifax, Canada
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126 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited the Halifax and Southwestern Railway Museum today. Mostly, because my husband wanted to go and I wasn't expecting much. Well, I was wrong. We were warmly welcomed into the train station by the director of the museum. He was full of information and his presentations were informative and very clever. It was a joy to see all the... More 

Thank Singent
Berkeley Shores, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

My family and I recently visited the museum and I must say the passion the owner has for all things railway makes the visit that much more enjoyable. I wish our son(2years) who loves "Choo Choos" could have really appreciated our visit. He did enjoy himself and loved the Lego Train set as did we. Hope to bring him back... More 

Thank Summer Lynn C

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