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Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum

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11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-3184
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Well Worth a Visit

I visited this museum and spent a good hour being entertained and informed by Duane as he took me... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
Fun for all Ages

Like others I went for my children but probably enjoyed it more than they did! A very professional... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Toronto, Canada
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11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I visited this museum and spent a good hour being entertained and informed by Duane as he took me around the museum and talked about the railway and the area. The model trains are very interesting and the highlight of the trip was Duane's narration...More

Thank Stevetraingeek
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Like others I went for my children but probably enjoyed it more than they did! A very professional layout. Fun and interesting for children and any adult with an interest in history. I congratulate Duane on the great job he and his supporters have done....More

Thank sricharz
Reviewed 21 August 2017

It's always lovely to visit a museum that's run by dedicated and passionate enthusiasts. This is no exception. We were greeted by Duane Porter, the curator of the museum, watched an interesting little video of the museum, then were ushered through to watch a nighttime...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We probably wouldn’t have visited the Halifax-Southwest Railway Museum in Lunenburg had we not been travelling with a kid. How grateful we were that we did not pass this great site by. The set-up of the museum is geared towards providing visitors with an authentic...More

Thank KevinChan_12
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A short, interesting tour given by a very knowledgeable person who has been a train aficionado since he was a child. Lots of relics and artifacts as well as very neat and detailed models off nearby areas.

Thank Allan V
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for anyone who loves trains! My 6 year olds head almost exploded he was so beside himself. I appreciated the detail on preserving the old railway setups in the towns to scale based off pictures. Well worth the money and 1 to 2...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I stopped in -- as we do every railway museum -- model or real -- that we pass. I was impressed by the woman who greeted us and her enthusiasm for the museum. She said, "We want to create an experience" It...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The best model Railroad I ever seen. I have visited more than 20 over the past 35 years. The owner is a great man, a very nice person. He made me go back in my memories of close to 50 years of train modelling. He...More

Thank Alvil99
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The owner made our day! It was raining and our 3 little kids (1, 3 and 5 years old) were tired of driving. We got a private tour, everything was explained and we felt like we landed in live theatre. It was awesome!

Thank Globine77
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are a Railway enthusiast, or a model railway fan, or you like the history of Nova Scotia's Rail industry or past Rail history this is a place you must visit. Duane Porter is a great host and curator of this site and makes...More

Thank Geoffrey M
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18 June 2017|
Response from Geoffrey M | Reviewed this property |
I dunno if he is open July first but you can call him and inquire at 1-902-634-3184