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Cite du Train

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Address: 2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
Phone Number: +33 3 89 42 83 33
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour...

Since 10th March 2005, the Cité du Train has been offering a dynamic tour due to the redevelopment of the collections.In a building with multi-coloured façades, a tour designed in the form of a 6000m² film set takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through one of the most prestigious European train collections.Spectacular scenography, constantly changing events, audiovisual montages and sound and light shows take young and old alike to the very heart of the great railway adventure.

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Substantial Railway Museum

Fairly well presented history based on an extensive collection of railway artefacts. Audio guide is a bit hit and miss and no staff around to ask for assistance in the display... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Jim F
Richmond, United Kingdom
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Avranches, France
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard that this was ''the biggest train museum in the world'' so took children to see it. First area was a bit dark and scary for 6 yr old but rest was more open and bright. Disappointed they did not have a TGV on show (just front end)

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Bonjour, Très surpris par votre commentaire dans lequel vous regrettez de ne pas avoir vu un TGV dans notre exposition... More 

Beziers, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The audio starts automatically and you are told that at each point of interest there is a number to be keyed into the audio unit to give information on each exhibit. This is a common system in many museums and normally works very well. What you are not told in the Cite du Train is that the numbering system ONLY... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Fairly well presented history based on an extensive collection of railway artefacts. Audio guide is a bit hit and miss and no staff around to ask for assistance in the display halls. Model section was disappointing, no clear vision in creating the displays, lack of information about the case contents which all seemed very random. Working layout (50c) nice for... More 

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Mulhouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is the history of French Railways from 1844(steam trains)to nowadays,the TGW with the speed record of over 500km/h. If you are in the region you have to visit this very interesting museum. The restaurant is average,to long waiting,the food was cold but no problem to ask to reheat it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We came across this almost by chance and weren't disappointed. The museum goes from the early days of steam right up to today's TGVs. You can get hands on many of the trains. And ride with a drivers' eye view of the THV breaking the train speed record. Our children of 5&3 also loved it

Thank J&J88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is massive and has an impressive collection of trains from several centuries. It features a great outdoor section and offers some activities for children (such as riding a tiny train). We were very impressed and would definitely recommend it to others (not only to train enthusiasts).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you love trains, this is the place to be. If not, this is still a great visit. It's a very nice and big museum. With some fun stuff for the kids (little train that rides through the museum). Only downside was the restaurant, food was good but a rather long waiting time, best to eat early.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I'm a train fan which gives some distorsion to my opinion. But I went with my kids and wife and they all loved it. Many different trains represented which in various contexts which makes it all but not annoying. I whish there was more in fact, as French train history has seen many more interesting vehicles, but for those discovering,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum offers a history of French railways. There is a vast selection of French railway vehicles and artefacts. It would be better if there were more opportunities to actually get into the carriages and locomotives, and if there were more interactive displays, but it is still a great day out. It is easily reached by tram from Mulhouse railway... More 

Thank Paul G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Lost count on the number of different trains on display in this vast museum dedicated to the love of locomotives and train travel. It has simply everything: - Trains through the ages, old trains, modern trains, audio in English, loads of stories, rides on trains, model trains, Steam trains demos, Trains at war, the fastest train in the world stimulator.... More 

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