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Railway Museum (ICF)

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Address: New Avadi Road | ICF Furnishing Division, Chennai (Madras) 600038, India
Phone Number:
+91 90031 41003
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

· A Technical Gallery for Rail Components

· An Art Gallery

· Gallery for...

· A Technical Gallery for Rail Components

· An Art Gallery

· Gallery for Scale Models

· Heritage Photo Gallery

· Live Heritage Rolling Stock Exhibits

· A Three Tier Working Scale Model of Trains

· One Audio-Visual Hall

· Toy Train to the Visitors to Move Around the Museum


· Children Parks

· Food Court


· Weekly Mondays and All National holidays.

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Glimpses of Pre-independant india

One of the finest place to visit in chennai. If you are a Train lover, it should be a wonderful visit. First of all a very friendly and courteous staff makes your day wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maran N
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36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the finest place to visit in chennai. If you are a Train lover, it should be a wonderful visit. First of all a very friendly and courteous staff makes your day wonderful. Even the Curator of the museum is easily approachable and friendly. You can see in real, right from the evolution of locomotives to all the gauges... More 

1 Thank Maran N
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Summary: The usual neglect is very evident from the visit to the legacy coaches. It is really so bad that we got bit by insects and cut short out visit. Very far cry from the National Rail Museum @ New Delhi. Pros 1. Friendly staff who answer your queries unlike other Govt museums where they look at you like an... More 

Thank RameshRajTvm
Arun D, Manager at Railway Museum (ICF), responded to this review

Please state facts. Mosquito bites is a fact. Dirt inside the coaches on the furniture is a fact. The entire team was clearing the debris of trees etc. "Open air exhibits are totally neglected and extremely visitor unfriendly especially for children. The interiors are so dirty that one cannot think of sitting on any of the sofas/chairs. They have destroyed... More 

Kerala, India
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213 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This museum offers a rich rail heritage of India, Its located within the city limits. Its managed by the integral Coach factory Furnishing Division, Chennai.

1 Thank Krishna K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

outside food is allowed. but some of the trains are not maintained kids enjoy having three sets of parks. joy train fare included in the entrance ticket

Thank vikramanarayana... s
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It was better than expected but my 3/yr daughter enjoyed the Children park more than train history I should have known that this might not interest her.

Thank Amit S
Arun D, Manager at Railway Museum (ICF), responded to this review

The rating given of poor appears to be incorrect. For children of three to five years, the items in Museum that interest them are Toy Train ride, scale models on display, and the ambience of an outdoor outing place. Not all the children who come may be interested in the place. The rating may be reviewed More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have visited this place after checking the reviews & indeed if you have young kids this is a must visit place. entry fee is 40 adult & 25 kids..you can take outside food & enjoy picnic also here...you can spend 2~3 hrs here easily...it has a toy train ride also...fare included in tickets..

Thank travelingyogii
Surat, India
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I really love machinery so you can absolutely trust my review on this, this is a very informative place if you want to learn about Indian railways or want to have know the historic locomotives used by them. They give you all the technical aspect of Indian railways from bolt to the head.

Thank singhrohan07
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visited the location on Sunday morning along with my family and kids, The place is very well maintained. On entry they provided tea /snacks to all (included in ticket). A video show was arranged for all visitor to explain the upcoming evolution in Indian Railways ( Bio toilet, High speed trains). Display of Steam engines and many more. Most important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you are one of those Heritage enthusiast or some one who loves unconventional spots or has active kids in the family or simply want to spend your valuable time doing nothing, this is the place to be. Located in the calm & serene corners of ICF, its not very easy to miss. There is ample space to park your... More 

Thank vingori
Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A perfect knowledge gateway fro kids,The museum walks you through the glorious past,challenging presents and all developments that have taken place in the railway system over the years.Admire the tiny models of coaches,boggies and tracks and other part of the train here.

1 Thank khan25kareena

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