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Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum

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Address: Dr.-C.-Otto-Str. 191, 44879 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 234 492516

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Great little museum with lots to ride on

Not every day you get to ride on a railbus; mining train and push the handle on one of those Great St Trinian Robbery track carts. This is a smallish museum but fills a half day... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2013
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Dormagen, Germany
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

By time the visit I mean get a time table on line or at the tourist office and THEN see the steam trains of yesterday. Go on a Sunday and enjoy a journey - or simply take in the museum.

Thank alexingohr
Tain, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I don't agree with some previous commentators, OK this was not quite a normal day but the normal sights on such a day are alone well worth seeing. On this day in mid April there was a steam mementos flea market , a huge second-hand model rail market where I bagged many bargains, bars and food stalls, rides on old... More 

1 Thank Teuchter_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best railway museums in Germany. It is mostly operated by volunteers and has limited opening days to keep down the running costs. Being in Germany there are many safety rules about being near machinery, which usually means hands off unless a professional is present. On a non-operating day it's a place pretty much to be... More 

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Montpellier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

if you don't have te opportunity to be there on a steam day (20 sept in 2014 ),it is rather disappointing .Few comments in English.Lots of steam engines and coaches in the roundhouse and elsewhere but you can't get inside; Only for real train buffs..

Thank Pausadias
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Maybe we came on the wrong day, or at the wrong time or just came... They had an array of steam locomotives which were very impressive. But my kids wanted to see the inside and could not. They wanted to have a go in one - but could not. We looked at wagons in different stages of decay - but... More 

Thank Kuno1967
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Not every day you get to ride on a railbus; mining train and push the handle on one of those Great St Trinian Robbery track carts. This is a smallish museum but fills a half day with great exhibits and things to ride on. We are train fans and the exhibits are well maintained and interesting. Staff very friendly and... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

One of the biggest Railway Museums in Germany, working Steam Locomotives (special dates) vintage trains in the Ruhr valley (special dates)

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