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Electric Railway Museum

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Address: Rowley Road, Coventry CV3 4LE, England
Phone Number: +44 24 7699 7397

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Only visited the other side of the fence, but looked great.

Not everyone's cup of tea and from afar you could be fooled into thinking its just a retirement village for old electric trains. More for the enthusiast but if you are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt J
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not everyone's cup of tea and from afar you could be fooled into thinking its just a retirement village for old electric trains. More for the enthusiast but if you are visiting the Air museum next door, it is only a 15 second drive to see the trains. Check the website for opening times as they are very limited. Plus... More 

Thank Matt J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not book with train line. They send you tickets with a train time on but when you try to book seats on it they say that there is no train at this time , but the seat tickets say there is. And you cannot get it into there heads that there is a train at this time.

Thank johnlearx300
Wisbech Resident
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Being in right from the first section of the Victoria Line opened, I just had to see how the now preserved old Diagram and control desk had been re built. I was quite amazed and to see a test simulation on part of the diagram that it is hoped will be full operational in 2017. This Museum is the only... More 

Thank Snapper31
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on one of few days open. Note free entry. As a none railway "nerd" it was interesting but not worth having travelled from Manchester for me. Even so as patchwork and quilt show on so my wife took a lot longer going round this exhibition and bought loads and l rescued day by going to Midland plane museum next... More 

Thank tellitasitiz
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I seem to have spent my whole life commuting on or travelling on the southern electric trains so it seems somewhat strange to find a museum dedicated to the 'flash boxes' in the middle of the country. This is very much an enthusiast's attraction and compare say with the National Railway Museum in York, or some of the heritage steam... More 

Thank Neil D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Preserving electric engines was always going to be a challenge - and now that some are coming to the end of their working lives there are odd examples to be restored and saved - some are in the National Collection and others are here. As a museum today it's pretty poor - we visited on an open day but could... More 

Thank Peter R
Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

We unexpectedly found this open on a visit to the next door Air Museum, it took us around 20 minutes to get around but there isn't a great deal of interest to a non-enthusiast apart from the signal box, which the kids enjoyed

Thank Aprilianinor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Free entry and wonderfully welcoming volunteers, who are knowledgeable about the exhibits. For those interested in railways it has a large collection of electric trains and locomotives, most all the last of their kinds. Some items are restored and others in the process of being restored, many can be viewed inside and out. Plenty of interest for families and trains... More 

Thank RobSDavidson
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

I went a while ago now but I had a fab day was really nice and good, the people there was also very nice and helpful I would say to people to go and have good day out.

Thank michael19922
London, England, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Popped in here as we were visiting the Midlands Air Museum next door. OK to kill an hour, but I felt it wouldn't really be worth making a trip just to see this. The staff are very helpful, eager and knowledgable, but it appears to be suffering from a lack of volunteers and funding. Good selection of books and bric-a-brac... More 

Thank Rhonda B

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