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O. Winston Link Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Visited on a rainy Friday. Good museum for railroad fans as well as historians. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Staunton, Virginia
Interesting narrative by a historical photographer.

You really get into the photography of this individual. Actually you learn about railroads and the... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Alvaro H
Huntersville, North Carolina
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I'm not an art fan, and would rarely take the time to go to an art museum. I am a train buff, which brought me to Roanoke in the first place. While here I might as well check this out. Wow! See the movie first...More

3  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed June 9, 2006

This is a tiny museum on one of the floors in The Center on the Square in downtown Roanoke, VA. The museum has a small section showing artifacts of the Indians who once lived in the woodlands of Virginia. There are some small displays on...More

5  Thank Coolchange
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a rainy Friday. Good museum for railroad fans as well as historians. Enjoyed the Southwest Virginia history, as well as the history of the Norfolk Western Railroad. And the photos of Mr. Link are amazing. Well worth the stop.

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Reviewed October 4, 2018

You really get into the photography of this individual. Actually you learn about railroads and the history of Roanoke.

Thank Alvaro H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Many pictures and historical items related to O.W.Link, friendly staff, great facility and across the street from the Hotel Roanoke.!

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

My husband, a train enthusiast, had visited this museum and had recommended it so as I passed through Roanoke I stopped in. I'm glad I did. First of all, the older gentleman, who was working at the ticket counter/gift shop, personally knew Winston Link and...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in this museum are core to Roanoke’s identity. The artistry in these images are also a metaphor for the period in which they were taken. Winston Link...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his pictures are equally intriguing. Be sure to watch the video, it does a great job explaining his life. Also the Lewis Hine photos are captivating.

1  Thank Matt I
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Anyone can take a picture of a train, but O. Winston Link took the craft to another level. He was an artist with a camera. The museum chronicles his quest to photograph the end of steam railroading on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The amazing...More

2  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The photography is World Class. If you like photography and one of the greatest photographers of all time the O Winston Link museum is a must see. A piece of American History that is exciting to see, a throwback to another generation! (Call or go...More

1  Thank Tee K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Only $6 gets you into this retrospective on the photos of Winston Link, an avid amateur photographer in much of the 20th Century where he specialized in steam railroad engine photos and those who worked in the rail yards. Many of his pictures were set...More

1  Thank Walter T
Reviewed July 15, 2018

One of only 2 museums in the USA dedicated to a photographer. The other is Ansell Adams. I came to Roanoke from the UK to visit the museum & was not disappointed. A master artist at work.Wonderful

2  Thank gliddonfamily
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From the website: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday Admission Fees: Adults $6 Senior (60+)/Military/Students $5.50 Child 3-12 $5 Child up to 3 FREE Members FREE