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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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The museum is dedicated to the photograph work of Winston Link. The mostly black and white... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney D
via mobile
Great museum!

Even if you do not share Link's love of steam locomotives, you will marvel at his artistic skills... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Culpeper, Virginia
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is dedicated to the photograph work of Winston Link. The mostly black and white photographs of trains in a variety of locations/situations are beautiful and the detailed explanations that accompany them illustrate the extraordinarily lengths he would go to achieve the perfect picture....More

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you do not share Link's love of steam locomotives, you will marvel at his artistic skills of capturing breathtaking images of reasons in rural Virginia. Awesome museum!

Thank ctowlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a restored Norfolk & Western train station, the museum has some of Link's camera equipment and many black-and-white photographs from the final years of the N&W steam engine era. There is a short film that provides background and context. The majority of his...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely museum which showcases the work of O Winston Link. You may not be familiar with him, but don't let that stop you. He was a photographer of steam trains and the people who worked with them. I am not a train...More

Thank inge z
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I have always been facinated by the photographs of Mr. Link and to see a large number of them was a pleasure. I liked that they grouped the photographs by subject so it was easy to see the progression of what this master was doing.

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting..pictures were beautiful...if you enjoy history about steam engines and love old pictures you will really love this...lots of information to go with the pictures ..recommend to anyone coming to this area as a must see

Thank tdallen113
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Seeing the photos of Winston Link are very special. You are amazed at what he could do back int he day. I love the transportation shots of the trains from the period of train travel. Very nice work and a quiet museum for only $5.

Thank Bkwrtr
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Black and white photography here is a great window in to a special time in Southern Railroad history. I really enjoyed my time here.

Thank Trueeasterner
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is located in the old but beautiful Roanoke Train Station together with the Blue Ridge Information Center. The exhibit is superbly curated. The 15 minutes video is simply riveting. Link was a true Master Photographer. Anyone loving black and white photography and especially...More

Thank Silver P
Reviewed 15 August 2017

As this was listed as one of the museums to go to in Roanoke and we were nearby I thought I'd give it a try! I was unexpectedly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! The photography was incredible! I loved how they had an...More

Thank dustykat82
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