Kyle Station Visitor Centre

Kyle Station Visitor Centre, Kyle of Lochalsh: Address, Kyle Station Visitor Centre Reviews: 3.5/5

Kyle Station Visitor Centre

Kyle Station Visitor Centre
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Jim F
Oban, UK635 contributions
Lovely Little Museum and Fitting Tribute to a Spectacular Railway Line
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Popped in here while waiting for a train - the visit is inexpensive (£2) - and won't take more than half an hour, but it will remind you of now busy the rail terminal, closely linked with the harbour, was at one time. Now it's a sad shadow of its former glory with one passenger line with three services to Inverness each day and no freight. The station has, criminally, been allowed to run down and the neglect of its obvious potential for more imaginative rail experiences on both passenger and freight counts. However you'll get a flavour of former glory if nothing else from the superb model reconstruction of the terminus at its busiest showing many sidings, a turntable and full coaching and freight stock. There are many artefacts from the railway's past along with interesting detail about the line's threatened closure, its history and many pictures. The old station clock is a replica (I think) for one in the Station Hotel in Inverness, made by a clock maker in the highland capital. The museum is staffed by volunteers but has a very impressive array of sales items including whiskey, local produce and items of rail relevance.
Written 19 June 2019
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Ian M
Dunbar, UK182 contributions
Station Atraction
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Wee visitor centre offering some food and drinks in the old station building as well as access to a small museum on the Kyle of Lochalsh railway line. Really well done. Such a lively place and railway line that really needs protection from any accountants saying it doesn’t make enough money
Written 7 June 2019
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Kate S
Livingston, UK117 contributions
Phone before you go?
Apr. 2019 • Family
Checked website which said museum opened at 11, got there with our very excited child, only for it to be locked up, no lights on etc. Cue very disappointed child. Might be worth updating website if going to be closed. Fully support these volunteer run places but need to find a way of communicating closures to customers who have driven specifically to see it.
Written 11 April 2019
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bryjud
Loughborough, UK264 contributions
Friendly
Nov. 2018 • Couples
We visited this centre whilst waiting for family to arrive by train. Having nothing really to do we went in not expecting much and were pleasantly surprised.

The attendant was very friendly and gave helpful suggestions. The items on display were interesting and we spent a enjoyable quarter of an hour there and when our family arrived by train we invited them in to join us.

If you are waiting for a train this is a great way to while away the time
Written 11 November 2018
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DDSWM
Kurri Kurri, Australia380 contributions
Pathetic Attitude
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Visited the museum but was told by the man that he was closing as there was nobody around and he was a volunteer.. even though there were two people in the museum (he asked them to leave) and we wanted to go in. There were also another 4 people heading for the museum and the volunteer commented about them as well.It was 2.20pm on 7 September 2018 and it was clearly marked on the door that the opening hours were 11 to 3 (with 10 to 5 crossed out). Hmmm... why be a volunteer if you can not be bothered.
Written 7 September 2018
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S6243PPrichardg
Hornchurch, UK111 contributions
Waiting for the train
Jun. 2018 • Friends
A nice clean station by the loch. An interesting small shop,centre to visit before the train. Pleasant views but parking is minimal.
Written 30 June 2018
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BigRon99
Perth, UK89 contributions
Wee gem
Apr. 2018 • Couples
Really nice staff and an interesting little museum.
Well worth a visit and well worth encouraging how they sre trying to protect this bit of unique heritage.
Written 28 April 2018
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,269 contributions
Lacklustre - All the Signs of Great Enthusiasm and Achievement in the Past
Apr. 2018 • Couples
The trains have no refreshment trolley despite the 80 mile journey, so the hot drinks and snacks sold here are very welcome. The shop has only a small amount of stock and the staff member was definitely not a rail enthusiast or enthusiastic.

The museum is pricey for what it is however it does include the old signal box (a few minutes walk away) and its railway set - we were not told about this and you need a code to get in that we were not given. The main museum has a very run down feel and mouldy smell about it and the train set has been waiting to be completed and to work for some years by all accounts. Some posters have fallen down and the newsletters were from 2016. We bought a book with a warped cover due to the damp and were not offered a 'good' copy clearly visible at the back. The next day the book was not even on display as the member of staff hadn't bothered to replace it . We bought much more that normal as a sign of support but the management needs to get some enthusiasm instilled into it's staff and sort out it's faults for the sake of the line's supporters at the very least.
Written 8 April 2018
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JohnCat59
Scotland, UK19 contributions
Closed ?
Jan. 2018 • Solo
Arrived on Wednesday morning from the train to find building closed. Notice advised open daily 10 - 5, however all closed and no notice for reason. Therefore took a walk over the Skye Bridge and back to village where a visit to the Mill Shop and local Café were nice with friendly staff in both before returning to station for train back to Inverness. Station building owners could do a bit more to improve facilities for passengers/visitors.
Written 3 February 2018
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shirjanfree
Stonehouse, UK26 contributions
A tremendous little museum telling the story of the Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness Line
Oct. 2017 • Couples
Full of memorabilia following the history of the railway between Kyle of Lochash and Inverness. A small museum manned by volunteers who have slowly been building up the collection over the last few tears. Included in the entry price is a visit to the signal box up the road, the outside of which has been restored and a rail layout has been upstairs inside.
Written 8 October 2017
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