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Cite du Train

2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
+33 3 89 42 83 33
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World class railway museum

Make no mistake - this is a very large railway museum! Situated on the Northwest outskirts of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sc6874
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
a must go place for trains entusiasts

This museum pocesses one of the largest collections of French steam and electric ancient... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Anselmo A
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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (21 reviews)
“train museum” (21 reviews)
“rolling stock” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse, France
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+33 3 89 42 83 33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake - this is a very large railway museum! Situated on the Northwest outskirts of Mulhouse, it is easily reached by tram (Route 3 from Gare Centrale) and has plenty of parking. It is also adjacent to the Musee EDF Electropolis if you...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This museum pocesses one of the largest collections of French steam and electric ancient locomotives, also including a few diesels and a spectacular number of rare, very rare genuine historic steam ones, build during the first years or railroading. Also a must see is a...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Magnificent display of real trains through the ages. Fun to get up close and personal with this mega-trains and see what they were like and what they are now.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

An excellent collection of French Locomotives, rolling stock & interesting exhibits. The staff were very helpful but did not speak extensive English. I visited on a Saturday morning & it was deserted. Unlike the GB NMRA. To get the most of the visit you need...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great museum to understand the development of railways in France, from the early beginnings to the post war speed records and TGV. Excellent and very large collection, great atmosphere, friendly staff. It was a pleasure to be there. Museum guides are available in French, German...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a massive museum, some distance out from the town centre (but the tram stops a matter of 200-300 metres away). It covers a great chunk of the history of railways in France, from the days of steam up to the late 20th century...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This exhibit has fantastic examples of French trains throughout the entire history of railroading. The exhibits are interesting (you get to walk under a steam engine, see the innards of a steam engine, and view the components of a diesel. They have excellent examples and...More

Thank Jackalie B
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This is apparently the biggest Rail Museum in Europe. It is broadly separated into 3 areas. The first area is a Hall with a range of exhibits (and audio guides in multiple languages). This area is dimly lit overall with marked arrows to denote the...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This train museum is the largest in Europe!! Great exhibits, well-informed staff. There are some stairs which allows the visitors to see inside of the wagons and to feel what was like to travel in the past with trains. The Orient-Express exhibit with Hercule Poirot...More

1  Thank Iliana1905
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The museum is well laid out, very spacious and the exhibits are arranged according to specific themes. The audio guide wasn't perfect by any means, in fact I soon gave up on it and I didn't see other visitors using it either. One word of...More

Thank Gareth J
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John M
11 May 2018|
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Response from SwingL53 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late ! Good Morning. There are many connections by train (Fast and Local trains) between Basel Hbf and Mulhouse. It's an important european line. From Mulhouse SNCF Main Station You have the Tram 2, or 3 to Cité... More
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Minako K
26 April 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
OK, I can confirm that for security reasons the luggage lockers at the Museum were unavailable in December 2017 when I visited. The Main Line Station is Mulhouse but I am not sure of the situation there.
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Jpgirl
8 March 2018|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Take the Tram from outside Mulhouse Station - Tramway N°3 direction Lutterbach. Station Musee then a 300 metre signposted walk.
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