Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures

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Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures

Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures
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robert_bos53
Geneva, Switzerland1,802 contributions
Feb 2020
A strange location for this original museum, which has a large and eclectic exposition of model trains, going back to the late 19th century. The visit is animated by the lady who runs the museum, which she does very well. There is a video show around different railway topics from Switzerland. The trains are in glas boxes, organized thematically. And then there are some layout with rolling stock. Downstairs is a part with a collaction of US trains, which I did not visited, I was quite saturated after an hour 20 minutes. I think this is really a nice place for those interested in model trains, for those who are not it may be overkill.
Written 14 February 2020
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Cristin C
Bucharest, Romania435 contributions
Mar 2019
The museum is located in center of Crans Montana, canton of Valais, Switzerland. The museum is a heaven for those passionate about the history of railroads and miniatures. The museum does not have a continuous schedule, but the afternoon is closed for 2 hours, from 13.00 to 15.00.
Written 4 May 2019
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Chris W
Lutterworth, UK24 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Stumbled across thisplace on a quick day trip to Montana and boy was it worth going in.

The lady in the museum shows you a film and then walks you round the whole museum. It takes around 2 hours so allow plenty of time but for 12CHF it's absolutely worthwhile.

Rather than just viewing model trains she explains some of the rarer ones, what they were used for in real life, and how they came to be in the museum.

There's literally hundreds to look at but it is all Swiss, German and American so don't be disappointed if any of you are looking for British models.

I was like a kid in a sweet shop and I'm 36 but there's also loads for kids too.
Written 31 October 2018
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260juditv
Danube-Auen National Park, Austria58 contributions
Feb 2018
My husband is like a six-year-old if it’ s about trains. So we went to Trains Miniatures place and it happened we were just two of us. So the lady ( she is adorable) made a V.I.P. show for us.
Written 8 February 2018
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EmiliyanKF
Bulgaria37 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
I will keep it simple.
I love trains. And this place is amazing, full of history, facts, photos, models.. everything a train geek can ask for.
But I do not recommend this place because of its content. No. Go there to listen and talk to the curator. The lady has such a spark inside her and her passion simply turns this experience from a museum visit to a journey through history. You feel connected to everything there and it is all thanks to her!
You can also buy unique model trains there.. Just amazing. Thank you for the experience!
Written 2 January 2018
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Leigh8409
Kew Gardens, NY23 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Although this museum is advertised as a museum of miniature trains--it is much more than that! for the miniature train enthusiast it is a Garden of Eden, and for those who thought that this was just a child's game--well, come and be re-educated.
Here, you will learn about the history of the railroad, how and when it started, the problems encountered, the solutions found, how and why wars were won and lost because of rails and royal notions, what movies were made (Orient Express for one), how Queen Victoria traveled, and what restaurant cars were like.
Travel through the Wild West, and see a replica of car that carried Lincoln's casket to it's final resting place.
Silvia Beauvin is the irrepressible guide, brimming with tidbits and chunks of information and this is a visit not to be missed. Well worth the price, and the CDs were among the best souvenirs we brought back on our trip.
Written 12 July 2017
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incahueca
Geneva, Switzerland370 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
Very good museum with miniature trains in Montana. This place looks family-run and a bit old-fashioned but it perfectly suits to the miniature trains. Original and nice.
Written 26 August 2015
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kennedy j
Oxford, UK19 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
I honestly am not interested in miniature train, but I got the Swiss Pass which gave me free entrance to the museum, so my friend and I decided to pay a visit to this museum.

We had a really great time there and we truly enjoyed the wonderful tour given by Sylvia. She is the real asset of the museum, not the trains. We were so enthralled by her expertise in the trains as well as her passion.

So if you are planning to visit this museum, remember to ask Sylvia to give you a tour - you will not regret it.
Written 3 October 2014
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vanessashihtzu
Gloucester, UK415 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
entry fee was almost £40 and too expensive to walk around looking at model trains - it also felt like a neglected place

Written 7 April 2014
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bombe_13
Milan, Italy23 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
I am not a miniature train lover, actually I must admit I hardly know they exist. But it was a pleasant way to spend an hour or so while it was raining and we couldn't go out hiking in the mountains. Video and practical demos helped to appreciate. Even my only 18 months daughter enjoyed the visit and in the following days she always pushed to go back into the museum when we passed by.
Written 3 September 2013
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