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Electric Railway Museum

Rowley Road, Coventry CV3 4FR, England
+44 24 7699 7397
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DARN! I Missed It!

Just learned of this museum's existence today, on the eve of its closing. Sure wish I'd known of... read more

Reviewed today
Mike G
San Diego, United States
The last open day

A very sad day for the museum as this was the last ever open day as the council has not renewed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart C
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Rowley Road, Coventry CV3 4FR, England
+44 24 7699 7397
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Reviewed today

Just learned of this museum's existence today, on the eve of its closing. Sure wish I'd known of it when I visited Coventry last month. Perhaps if the Council had advertised its presence more - I searched the list of Coventry sights before traveling there,...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very sad day for the museum as this was the last ever open day as the council has not renewed the lease. The event though was very well attended with a constant queue of people at the entrance. The museum was free and with...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the museum as part of this years heritage weekend and were amazed that such a wonderful museum of train history was on our doorstep. We were very sorry to hear that it is closing down very soon :(

1  Thank attrition
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There are many museums and heritage lines dedicated to steam and diesel trains but this is the only one in the UK for the hugely important but often forgotten electric train. Rail enthusiasts will love the selection of Electric Multiple Units, all of which are...More

Thank Alasdair M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A great place to see some unique (truly unique - sole survivors!) items of electric railway rolling stock. There are EMUs, locos, and an APT power car. Modernish railway heritage - much of it older than most of the visitors we saw there today.

Thank George C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This museum will be closing after the open days in October. The good news is that all the exhibits will be moving to new homes. We went to the August open day and were made most welcome by the volunteers. Yes it is free entry...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the open day at the Electric Railway Museum. The open day was free and there were lots of things to do. The kids loved the miniature Railway and enjoyed exploring the trains especially sitting in the driver seats. There is a small...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Visited today with my daughter and wasn't sure what to expect. The museum is only open a handful of times a year. There was a mini train to ride on which myself and my daughter enjoyed, a small museum inside one of the trains, a...More

Thank Sapphire2829
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great day out here the staff were so friendly and helpful the cafe was fantastic very cheap prices

2  Thank mark r
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is definitely a visit for all ages. And young boys and girls would enjoy the information available in the museum. The history of the Electric railway is impressive indeed

Thank mrisha66
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3 September 2016|
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Response from tellitasitiz | Reviewed this property |
l have had this issue with many places l have visited. Check website and if unclear send them email or phone especially if particular items you wish to see. l did a 200 mile trip to Black Country Museum to go on trolley bus... More