Railway Museum, Chennai

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  • Address: ICF Furnishing Division, New Avadi Road, Villivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600038, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9003140680
  • Ticket Price: 40 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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About Railway Museum, Chennai

Not only is this one of the best things to do in Chennai with kids, this museum is certain to amuse even the adults! Displaying collections that epic the rail heritage of India, the Railway Museum (ICF) is one place to look out on your trip to Chennai. Having opened in the year 2002, this museum has garnered a lot of attention, especially of train lovers. You will find several miniature gauges, doors and other things related to trains here. All this with a good explanation about each feature, makes this is a must-have attraction on every list of things to do in Chennai. Add in the friendly and welcoming staff members and this is ought to be a delightful experience.

Railway Museum Ticket Prices

  • Given prices are for adults.
  • Children’s tickets: INR 25
  • ICF Factory Visit package: INR 130

How To reach Railway Museum by Public Transport

  • Rail Museum Bus Station
  • VOC Nagar Bus Station

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Things to Know Before Visiting Railway Museum

  • 0.46% of people who visit Chennai include Railway Museum in their plan

  • 76.67% of people plan their visit to Railway Museum around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Railway Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Railway Museum

People normally club together Birla Planetarium and Express Avenue while planning their visit to Railway Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Railway Museum, Chennai Reviews

  • Good place if you want to have a look at history of Indian railway. You cam sea models of different type of trains both in olden days and latest one as well. Collection of train engines from earlier time of 20th century also can be found here. Visiting this place would be a different experience. Olden days engines look wonderful and beautiful too. The newly made craft works in the garden using different livers gears and other spare parts looks nice.

  • Best place to have a relaxed time, with family. This is still not known to lovers and so you have mostly decent family crowds visiting. You feel becoming a child, as you start exploring. Make it to Rail Museum... One staff of railways - Mr. Arun, did an excellent job in guiding visitors. I heard that he is transferred now. Still don't miss it...

  • Wow.. good place to spend time over the weekend. It was very peaceful here and we leisurely went around the place and took the train ride. Though the distance covered by the train was less, the kids really love it. The museum has two or three parks which was also well maintained. All the engines kept for display were good to introduce to kids and made them learn. My son loves trains so he knew some stuffs and when he got a closer look at the engines he started to say what happens with what.. when kids enjoy a place and are able to learn things from a place, as a parent i think we would definitely like it. I will recommend this place to everyone. The fares are cheap. Instead of spending the money on a movie that's worth nothing i think it's high time we start promoting and motivating these people that run these kind of museums. Thanks to all the people that are pillars in running this museum.

  • A lovely calm place to spend time with family, and guys take your parents for sure if they are interested in reading. And there are loads of historic pictures to cherish. Kids have more than enough space to play around in three children's park. There is a toy train which takes you around the museum, two laps including a cave-crossing. Sculpture park(sculptures made of out of scrap materials) can be little more enhanced. A well maintained lactation room. Last but not the least, a much larger space for tea/snacks. After having a convo with one staff, came to know that they are planning to launch meal/pizza counters as well.

  • A very nice place for kids to spend time. Courteous staff, clean place. They also have a Nursing Room which is an added advantage for nursing mothers. They also have a gallery which has train models made in wooden, a stamp collection. Mini play areas all over the place which has swing, slide and merry go round. The toy train ride is the main attraction there. All in all, a good 2-3 hours can be spent here. They also allow outside food and give the place for birthday parties as well.

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