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Romsey Signal Box

Brick Lane, Romsey SO51 8LG, England
+44 7740 345892
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Fascinating and fun

This is a great little place, hidden away behind the Plaza Theatre. Having been aware of its... read more

Reviewed March 17, 2018
ADMcD
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Hampshire, England
Every boy's dream..

What an excellent place full of real enthusiasts who are really pleased for you to be... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
hjohnnacepilot50
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Eastleigh, 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 signals and ringing bells to control a simulation of trains passing through Romsey. As well as the main attraction, the site has a visitor center containing artifacts and photographs and a cafe serving drinks and light refreshments. Disabled access is possible and although the operating floor is step access only we have installed a CCTV link to allow anyone to view the inside of the signal box from the ground floor visitor center.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Brick Lane, Romsey SO51 8LG, England
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+44 7740 345892
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 :)

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

Thanks very much. Good to hear you enjoyed it.

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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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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Such a great place to visit, something for everyone from the keen enthusiast to the complete beginner, and friendly volunteers on hand to explain and answer questions. The cakes in the cafe are great too!

Thank Danny8585
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Reviewed December 14, 2016

Open one Sunday in the month - you get a demo of how the old signals were worked. I know it's authentic as my dad worked in a signal box like this.

Thank Moya N
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We went on a secret destination coach trip weekend and were taken to visit Romsey Signal Box as one of our surprise visits. I really enjoyed seeing this beautifully kept and cared for rail history. The staff are all voluntary and wonderfully welcoming. This is...More

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