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Chennai Rail Museum, Chennai (Madras)

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  • It is a must visit point if you are in Chennai with your children. It is a comprehensive place with complete show cause of different varieties of Locos (Railway Engines vide Coal, Diesel), Bogies, min...  more »
  • Given the rich rail heritage of India, it is no real surprise that the Chennai Rail Museum has so much to offer. It is located at the premises of the Integral Coach Factory and, yes, there are plenty ...  more »
  • It is a decade long journey of rail heritage. Very interesting and good for students and Engineer.You have to buy ticket Rs 40.00 for Adult and Rs 25.00 for children. It has Joy Train, Children Park, ...  more »
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  • A good place if you are interested in technology.. kids ( and adults :))can climb up down of the coaches , signal post and a jolly ride in the toy train..I have not eaten in the canteen .. as we ususally carry snacks with us. Toilets are clean and drinking water is available . I suggest you go before or after summer as the coaches are heated up even at 10am.
  • Nice place for train lovers and kids. Do not have your expectations too high though....This is a moderately sized place which houses a variety of locomotives in outdoor...Steam engines, Diesel Locos, Electric Locos, recovery vans, inspection coaches....It's interesting to know the history of coaches and their origin. There is a small narrow gauge train that goes around, for which the fee is included in the ticket. Kids will enjoy the mini ride. 3 small children play area will also keep them occupied. A small irctc cafeteria provides coffee , tea, juice and snacks. The diamond jubilee hall has a portrait of lot of memories in ICF, and also many models that were manufactured here in ICF The indoor display hall is being renovated and was not accessible on the day I visited. Has clean restroom, not so common in a govt public place! Ticket is 40 rupee for adults and 25 for kids. Adult tickets include coffee or tea as well. Overall, nice half day outing for families, idlf you keep your expectations right!
  • this place needs to improve a lot and has low maintenance But a decent place to visit but lot of damaged doors and equipment
  • Well organized and informative. Staff are very friendly and enthusiastic. Very children friendly.
  • Love museums and/or trains? This is where you go. The museum is easily accessible and also offers free parking. Tickets are 40 each for adults and even the ticketing counter is themed like a train coach. The museum consists of two parts, the main gallery and the coach yard. The main gallery will keep you interested for at least half an hour with its extensive collection of vintage parts, modern parts, paintings, scale models and informative pictures. The coach yard however is going to take you way longer. It consists of several coaches and engines all the way from the 1900's.They are non functional but are authentic decommissioned models. The best part of it is that you can actually go inside most of the coaches. They are well maintained and private enough to just sit and hold a conversation. The coaches and museum itself are extremely well maintained. An okayish restaurant is also present.Staff are friendly,toilets are clean. Theres a play ground and joy ride for kids. I recommended morning to afternoon timings as it is mostly empty although you do have to brave the heat. You have a lot of kids below 10 after the 4 PM mark. It is entirely worth the trip there and the cost of entry. One more thing to note, the museum and its exhibits are not wheelchair accessible.