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Electric Railway Museum

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

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Hidden gem for railway enthusiasts

Visited on a rare Open Day in January, so not all exhibits were open. However, had a good selection of carriages and engines, some of which are quite rare (so I'm told by my... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Helen C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is definitely a visit for all ages. And young boys and girls would enjoy the information available in the museum. The history of the Electric railway is impressive indeed

Thank mrisha66
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

lots of trains to see but looks like a scrap yard, lots of better fully working trains to go and see else where, but interesting to look at

Thank lsgworldl
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visited on a rare Open Day in January, so not all exhibits were open. However, had a good selection of carriages and engines, some of which are quite rare (so I'm told by my husband)! Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate. Would need to be a train enthusiast to make this worthwhile. Kids loved 'driving' the engines - unusual... More 

Thank Helen C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited in October 2016for the last open day of the year. I wasn't expecting great things as I'd been told it was little more than a collection of rotting coaches in a field, but having visited, it's much more than that. The site has been cleaned up and tidied considerably over the last few years, the staff are friendly... More 

Thank andyrowlands
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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433 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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
Wisbech Resident
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 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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Reviewed 14 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 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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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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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 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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