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Being of an age when signal boxes were manned and the amazing pulling of levers and winding of... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
Excellent demonstration of Romsey signal box

This is a hidden gem - literally - use your sat nav to get there. There are a few parking spaces... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Pam M
Gosport, United Kingdom
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Romsey Signal Box is a building from around 1865 and a working museum which gives an insight into the life of a railway signalman and railway signalling in general. Visitors of all ages can get a hands on experience by operating points, clearing...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Brick Lane, Romsey SO51 8LG, England
+44 7740 345892
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Being of an age when signal boxes were manned and the amazing pulling of levers and winding of gates a credit to being saved by frinds of the signal box enjoy

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a hidden gem - literally - use your sat nav to get there. There are a few parking spaces but not many but you can park nearby behind the Plaza. If you have an interest in railways and signal boxes you will be...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed August 5, 2018

If you have any interest in railways and you are in Romsey then you should really look this place up, yes its small put has been well preserved and the volunteers are very friendly and clearly very proud of this gem.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed March 17, 2018

This is a great little place, hidden away behind the Plaza Theatre. Having been aware of its existence for some years, I only got round to visiting after a recommendation from a friend. On a quiet wintery Saturday, when few other people were venturing outside,...More

Thank ADMcD
Reviewed February 4, 2018

What an excellent place full of real enthusiasts who are really pleased for you to be there. Lots of interesting informative information and excellent demonstration and practical from Dick in the old signal box. You will learn how the signalman would get a train safely...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Immaculate small site run by enthusiastic volunteers. Highly recommended if you have any interest in trains and railways. My son and daughter loved it.

Thank 247_itchyfeet
Reviewed November 7, 2017

A great little hidden gem, definitely worth a visit. It is very small but the staff are so friendly, all volunteers, and have considerable knowledge about the way a signal box used to work. Very much hands on and interesting for all age groups. Tiny...More

Thank jill D
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We like this place. Have visited it a couple of times. It is interesting and the volunteers bring it to life. Worth visiting.

Thank Bahnaus
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Worked here voluntary a few years back before I had to give it up ,but lovely little place , well maintained and lovely staff :)

RSBjab, Site Manager at Romsey Signal Box, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

Thanks very much. Good to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I'm a non railway enthusiast, and this was a real surprise. Such a well preserved and laid out site I couldn't help but be impressed. Informative talk by very knowledgeable guide, giving us a chance to be hands-on. Well worth a visit for adults and...More

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