Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum

Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum: Hours, Address, Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum

Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum
3.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located on Hwy#7, near the junction of Hwy#357, in the center of the village of Musquodoboit Harbour. This Museum is housed in a restored 1918 Intercolonial, Canadian National Railway Station. It provides a beautiful example of architectural heritage and is home to a collection of Nova Scotia railway memorabilia including a caboose, snowplow, a shunter and an old CP combination car. The collection also features a large selection of telegraph equipment, photographs, documents and books related to rail travel in Nova Scotia.
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3.5
9 reviews
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John
Lower Sackville, Canada3,618 contributions
Choo-choo
Jul 2019
Nice little old railway station. With a few were old Train trucks and an small train engine. There’s also a good hiking trail starting from this location that goes on for at least 10 km. They have a public washroom And a small amount of parking.
Written 27 July 2019
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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,590 contributions
Nice collection of local railway artifacts
Jun 2019 • Couples
This small museum is in a former railway station and doubles as the local tourist bureau. The museum provides an excellent history of railroading in the area as well as some insights into Canadian railways in general. There is some rolling stock in a static display outside including an old CPR combination car that will soon be rotted out unless some restoration is done. There are many railway artifacts on display inside. One neat little feature of the museum is that they have conductor's uniforms available so you can dress up like a conductor for a picture. They also have a nice collection of CNR China used in dining cars. If you are a trainfan and in the area this is worth a visit.

The tourist information part was not as good. They have paphlets for local attractions but the volunteer on duty could not answer even fairly simple questions.
Written 29 June 2019
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stillsoppydog
51 contributions
Only if you're in the area anyway
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a small volunteer operated, free museum. We spent 15 minutes there and that was it. If you are in the area anyway, have a look, but it's not worth a long drive.
Written 2 September 2018
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MFamilyTraveller
Enfield, Canada161 contributions
Small and quaint museum
Aug 2017 • Family
This museum has a lot of local railroad history in it - showing some of the key events that occurred when the railway ran through the community.

The volunteers are very friendly and if you love local railroad history, it's a place worth checking out.
Written 12 August 2017
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Bob M
19 contributions
Disappointed
Jun 2017 • Solo
Closed. Everything I read it was open. People working on the place not so much as a hello just stares.. Too bad there appeared to be much to look at and much to learn but the sign said closed as did those on the property renovating a shed...I was hoping for a history lesson left thinking why bother...
Written 14 June 2017
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romesHFX
Halifax36 contributions
Great little spot for kids!
Jun 2016 • Family
My 3 yr old son loves trains so this place is a nice little spot to see some rail cars up close. The museum also has a little model train inside as well that my son loved watching go around the track. As an added bonus, there is an ice cream spot next door which is great in the summer.
Written 24 August 2016
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Prairiecelt
BEDFORD16 contributions
This is an amazing place to visit and a one of kind place to sleep.
Oct 2015
Kids and adults alike will love sleeping in the train and eating in the actual dining car. The drive out is very pretty and it is a quaint little town where you can feel yourself just relaxing. A must for any train lover or families looking for wonderful memories of their trip. The kids will not forget it!
Written 21 May 2016
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MikeGen C
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada90 contributions
A Delightful Visit
Jul 2015 • Couples
You won't miss this colorful museum in downtown Musquodoboit Harbour. A very nice old railroad station with a variety of rail cars and equipment outside. Inside there are interesting displays of artifacts and memorabilia as well as a gift shop. The station is hosted by 2 enthusiastic and helpful young girls, Macayla and Emily. There is an icecream stand onsite and picnic tables. Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible except the railcars.
Written 21 July 2015
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,476 contributions
Trains and Ice Cream
Aug 2014 • Friends
Out on Hwy 7 and good place to stop and look at the Trains and have some great Ice Cream. The Museum is full of things to see and is well maintained.
Written 5 June 2015
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Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM