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Surprised me at how much I learnt

For such a small site, I was really surprised at how much I learnt and how much I enjoyed visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
What a wonderful find

Visited with two train mad grandchildren and grandad. We were warmly greeted, on a rather chilly... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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Ridgmont Road, St Albans AL1 3AJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For such a small site, I was really surprised at how much I learnt and how much I enjoyed visiting it. I think this is largely due to the volunteers. Tony, in particular, gave us a really great tour around all the different signals and...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

looks like it's over the train line, can't take the risk. Would enjoy a visit during a time the Box is accessible

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with two train mad grandchildren and grandad. We were warmly greeted, on a rather chilly afternoon by lovely kind volunteers. Very surprised that entry was free. What a wonderful little place, great for the children to play and get involved and a very informative...More

Thank KatyK9
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Bit of rail history brought back to life, and it's hands on too. Our daughter loved it, even just watching the trains fly by on the mainline. You can play with the signals and the team there are very enthusiastic about it. Some great bits...More

Thank Inayellowshirt
Reviewed 27 May 2018

It's definitely worth visiting St Albans signal box if you're in the area on a Sunday afternoon. Check the website for details of which Sundays they are open. There's plenty to see from a signalling point of view and they also give live demonstrations in...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This relic, NOT a replica, is run by a group over very enthusiastic, welcoming, volunteers. It shows much of the "machinery" that was actually in the box before it was closed by BR. There is also an outside area with lots of signals, railwayana, etc....More

Thank Hatt
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great relic of early train management and is a worthy charity keeping this place alive for future visitors.

Thank John R
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re lucky enough to be in St Albans on a Sunday afternoon when the signal box is open it is well worth a visit. It’s quite easy to pass the box on your travels and not even notice it is there. The volunteers have...More

Thank Andyb0607
Reviewed 12 November 2017

If you commute and wait on the platfrom, you'll spot this signal box. But its worth making a visit at the next open day. Quite interesting and a nice step into the past.

Thank lucretiaRAdventurer1
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Took two 5 year old train mad boys last Sunday and they were enthralled. Not a large exhibition but lots to see and more to the point lots of things to touch and push and pull! Essential for those inquisitive minds and cant keep still...More

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