Railway Museum

Currently Closed
  • 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

Railway Museum - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Railway Museum

  • Railway Museum Address: ICF Furnishing Division, New Avadi Road, Villivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600038, India
  • Railway Museum Contact Number: +91-9003140680
  • Railway Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Railway Museum Price: 40 INR
  • Time required to visit Railway Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Railway Museum

  • 0.27% of people who visit Chennai include Railway Museum in their plan

  • 66.67% of people start their Railway Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Birla Planetarium and Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple 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

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Railway Museum, Chennai Reviews

  • People of all ages can visit this place. It's educational and kids can have a good time in the park . The highlight of this place is the train ride. This place has a museum of train models and trains parts and also photographs. There are some display of sculptures made by some renowned artist. Adults can have a relaxing time taking a walk or resting on the benches of the park. There are two parks for kids to play. The restrooms are neat and there is a small cafeteria for a quick snack. This place is closed on Mondays. Weekends are working and we have to pay entry fees for both kids and adults. When we went the fee for adults were higher. They have recently added a train restaurant where you can dine inside a actual train. Definitely everyone will enjoy this place . I would have given a five star but the reason I gave four stars is because this place needs more maintenance.

  • It's good place to visit. You can comfortably spend 2-3 hours. Below given are very good stuff to see there: 1. They have good collection in gallery which explains history of railways. 2. They have working toy model of railway, which is attraction for children. 3. They have small train ride every hour, one round of which is complementary with entry ticket. 4. They have lot of sculptures made up of scrapped rail parts. Some of them are really good. One of them is roaring lion of Make in India campaign. 5. They have kept small scaled down wooden models of various engines and coaches. 6. They have 2 children's play area, so that your child will also enjoy ;) 7. Washrooms were also kept clean. 8. They have small cafeteria for snacks

  • Good place to see in Chennai. Kids will be interested on seeing this place. They have collection of model train made in ICF for other countries. All are neatly maintained and very clean. Train models too available all over there. We get an opportunity to travel in toy car. We have small and clean restrooms. They provide canteen and rail restaurant. Rail restaurant is a must try. Food and ambience is good. Family and children and spend half a day here. Children's have separate area of their interest. They too showing a movie on timing. Please check the timing at the ticket counter. Tickets priced adult 50rs. Kid 25rs..

  • Statues made out of scrap materials are the high lights.. can explore about train engines. A train ride for children, guess adults are also allowed. It was awesome. Kids play area, park, Its worth spending few hours there.. Ambience at the train restaurant was amazing. But the food varieties are less and too expensive...

  • A lengthy review. Read it, you'll find it good I hope... This place is very good. There are lots of engines and coaches which are real scale models. There's a lot to see both outdoor and indoor and a small train ride which runs through the perimeter. The ride is very awesome especially at night it has a small tunnel and the sound is like the same as we travel in a real train through tunnel. But beware there are mosquitoes all over the place. Old trains such as Nilgiris hill train and trains having cranes over them are sight to see. Some of them has lost their sheen due to corrosion in paint. Coming to indoor, the indoor museum has a lot to show about the legacy of the Integrated Coach Factory(ICF) at Chennai, such as introduction of first class and medical rakes etc. The different types of engines and rakes are photographed and a detailed explanation has been given for the particular engines and rakes as well. There is also the motors on display such as dc motor and parts like armature and yokes are kept on display. The parts used in making the coaches are also on display. While going through indoor museum just rad everything that's written at display boards. You'll find it very interesting to know about the legacy of the ICF which has played an important role in building the railway infrastructure in and around Chennai and parts of other places.

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