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Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum

11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-3184
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Appreciated the Enthusiasm

My husband and I stopped in -- as we do every railway museum -- model or real -- that we pass. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy W
McKinney, Texas
Model Railroad

The best model Railroad I ever seen. I have visited more than 20 over the past 35 years. The... read more

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11188 Highway 3, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-3184
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in -- as we do every railway museum -- model or real -- that we pass. I was impressed by the woman who greeted us and her enthusiasm for the museum. She said, "We want to create an experience" It...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best model Railroad I ever seen. I have visited more than 20 over the past 35 years. The owner is a great man, a very nice person. He made me go back in my memories of close to 50 years of train modelling. He...More

Thank Alvil99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner made our day! It was raining and our 3 little kids (1, 3 and 5 years old) were tired of driving. We got a private tour, everything was explained and we felt like we landed in live theatre. It was awesome!

Thank Globine77
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are a Railway enthusiast, or a model railway fan, or you like the history of Nova Scotia's Rail industry or past Rail history this is a place you must visit. Duane Porter is a great host and curator of this site and makes...More

Thank Geoffrey M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We happened to bedriving by in the area and me being a train nut decided to stop. Great display and setup. First you buy a ticket atthe ticket office and then board the car and watch a short introduction to what is beinf represented. All...More

Thank roncdn
Reviewed 3 September 2016

a very nice museum full of photos and artifacts. the kids will love the model train display. good for a rainy day excursion not far out of town. Curator has put his heart nd soul into this display.

Thank thephoenixrisesagain
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited the museum on Monday August 22nd and was really impressed with the details of the scale model of the historic railway which served the World Heritage town of Lunenburg N.S and its neighbouring communities. It has been mostly created by building scale model buildings...More

Thank sam_walters19
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a nice place to visit when you're in the Lunenburg area, whether you're a model railroad buff or a transportation history enthusiast. The displays are accurate scale models depicting southern Nova Scotia's former railway system. Our "conductor" was friendly, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable...More

Thank JasmineOnTheGo
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We actually live close by and have always wanted to go to this museum, so today we took our grandkids for a tour. It is owner operated, and the friendly owners are there to greet you and walk you through the interesting displays. The museum...More

Thank 100YKnot
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Really enjoyed taking our daughter and granddaughter to this museum. The tour was great and so was the "Conductor"! The models are amazing and it is still a work in progress. You can go back and back and there will be new things to see.

Thank Nancy N
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19 June 2017|
Response from Geoffrey M | Reviewed this property |
I dunno if he is open July first but you can call him and inquire at 1-902-634-3184