Toronto Railway Museum, Toronto

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Discover more about the city and surrounding area's locomotive history at Toronto Railway Museum. Set up in 2010 with the purpose of preserving and displaying the legacy of rail transport in Toronto and Ontario, the museum creates an interactive experience with attractions such as a railway simulator. Explore the comprehensive collection of train artifacts before heading to the gift shop to pick up a train-themed memento. For Toronto Railway Museum and beyond, use our Toronto trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Toronto vacation.
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  • Is a very nice place, especially for children. The most interesting is the revolving system locomotives to each garage door.
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  • We visited the Railway Museum and were delighted with it. Small but very interesting with lots to see for the train enthusiast. Some big locomotives outside and many interesting railway memorabilia in...  more »
  • Great time had by all, I'm into trains so it was a great idea to visit the museum. Takes you back to how it all began and to where we are going. Great for train enthusiastic people, indeed!!  more »
  • The roundhouse is amazing to see from outside. I didn't find anything valuable in the museum unfortunately--its super small. Staff were very nice though. A bit sad to see that the roundhouse was mostly converted to restaurants and bars as it has a lot of history and could have been a mega museum.
  • Amazing time at the museum, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Would recommend to anyone who is visiting Toronto or hasn't been there before. Has a cool mini train, great to bring to the family too. Great historical building. Very fascinating for the kids and for adults. Great place!!
  • Excellent use of the old roundhouse. Reasonable admission rates albeit limited opening hours. Adds historical flavour to an otherwise sterile part of downtown.
  • The Toronto Railway Museum is a very nice museum that contains a lot of very important artifacts, articles, clothing, pictures, etc. relating to the Canadian Railway History. They even have two (2) simulators that You can try out as well! Outside of the museum they even have a mini train ride that runs for 1/2 kilometer when weather permits. I want to personally Thank Tyler Best for helping ME make my Youtube Video back on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Visitor Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites /HPS
  • $5 admission ($3 for Little Man) to go inside stall 17.  Worth every penny.  17 - Historical pieces, maps, videos, old tools, dishes, uniforms, and more amazing artifact items to check out.  Little Man loved the simulator.  We both liked learning about The Canadian and the history of rail in Canada. Outside (free) - Check out Cabin D to learn about (and try) the track switches.  Learn about what went on inside a Caboose.  Climb aboard the new GO train car.  Don Station has the Gift Shop and is worth a visit inside even if you're not in the shopping mood. All of the other trains cars can be seen from the outside even when the museum is closed. Watching the turntable rotate was pretty amazing! Wish I took more pictures. I swear I saw Wilson from Chuggington.
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