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Coleford Great Western Railway Museum

Railway Drive, Coleford GL16 8RH, England
+44 7812 059004
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Excellent Railway Museum

We have had such an interesting afternoon, extremely informative and knowledgeable staff/owners who... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Derson
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England
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Brilliant

Coleford had vehicle festival and the engine shed was open. We had a lovely visit and we had a... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
AndrewSarah B
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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A Museum housed in the original G.W.R. Goods station of 1883! The Great western railway Museum is housed in one of the last remaining permanent railway buildings left in the Forest of Dean on the original site of Coleford's railway yard. Its full of local railway history and artefacts it also has a 71/4 gauge miniature railway which runs around its site for all age groups! also has a full size Peckett locomotive in the engine shed and restored signal box.
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“model” (2 reviews)
“steam” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Railway Drive, Coleford GL16 8RH, England
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+44 7812 059004
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have had such an interesting afternoon, extremely informative and knowledgeable staff/owners who are rightly proud of their museum. Definitely worth a visit, I’m sure we’ll go again!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Coleford had vehicle festival and the engine shed was open. We had a lovely visit and we had a drive around in the small carriages behind the steam engine. Lovely time was had by all our family.

1  Thank AndrewSarah B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

What a lovely little museum, full of lots, and I mean lots, of steam related memorabilia. Highly recommend that you visit

1  Thank Claire F
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

A bizarre little museum that I visited with my husband on his 70th birthday. He is a steam enthusiast and loved it. A mixture of steam items, thrown together, in a strange way including a large steam train!! Collected by a gentleman who loved the...More

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

An excellent and incredible collection of local railway related material and equipment .Brilliant guided tour with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.Far more material in the museum than you can possibly imagine from the outside,well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

What a lovely afternoon spent at this wonderful museum. Full (and I mean full!) of fantastic artefacts - I real insight into local rail history of the area. Our 4 year old train-mad son absolutely loved it, as did our 6 year old. Thanks so...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had a brilliant guided tour of the shed and museum, thanks to Richard who passed his knowledge to us.

Thank sue c
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Found this a very informative and interesting place. Was lovely to look around the musem and chat to the very informative staff. Good facilities, toilets spotless and an excellent cafe, ideal for before or after your journey. Well worth a visit

1  Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A really sweet local railway museum run by a family who have worked to save the buildings from being demolished during a period of redevelopment. Our children enjoyed the train ride and looking at the trains and models although I think the museum as a...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

On a number of occasions over the last ten years we have tried to vist this attraction but every time it's been shut. Today (good Friday) was no exception as we decided to vist after our trip to Perrygrove railway. Sadly we arrived one of...More

Thank greenmodelmonkey
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daverees2017, Owner at Coleford Great Western Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

We are sorry that you missed out visiting the museum however the opening times are from 2.30pm until 5.00pm every Friday and Saturday or there is a contact email or phone number to arrange other visiting times on our website. Thank you

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Kim W
25 March 2017|
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There is a 20p pay and display right outside!
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Jackie S
17 November 2015|
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The museum is open every Friday and Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm till 5 or 5.30pm or by special arrangement for other days of the week
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