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National Rail Museum

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Address: Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India
Phone Number: +91 11 2688 1816
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Kids are welcome to climb all over the dozens of train cars here in this...

Kids are welcome to climb all over the dozens of train cars here in this impressive collection.

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A must visit for every child

If you have a child at home, you shold visit this place. So much to learn. They even have a toy train and a good cafe.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have a child at home, you shold visit this place. So much to learn. They even have a toy train and a good cafe.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a railway fan,this place is an ideal place to discover some history of the great Indian railway..A house for some old iron horses and of course not a place to be disappointed..

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place if you would like to learn & teach about Indian railways. It has everything from how it started till it's modernization. Toy train experience is great for kids. Must visit place for city children.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum is unique in its own kind. It has 70+ original model of locomotives and cars that was operational at some point in time. Those were the pride of nation of that time and now as well. ITs amazing to learn the richness of some of Indian State Maharajas who could afford to lay down own railway track in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit and they have laid out very new paths which are wheelchair friendly and you do need someone with you as you do need to cross rail crossings but don't be put off it's a good for an interesting visit lots of once upon a time brilliant British engineering and you will not be disappointed-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a place. I just loved it. And I am every one of you out there would love it too especially kids. Tickets are nominal. The place is very informative and there are a lot of manuals to give you various types of information. There are so many engines on display too. Great place for a day out.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we get a chance to see our heritage culture of train they have kept all rail engines like the first engine to latest fastest engine up till now ..all types of engine u get to see from the time of Indian kings to British rulers . they have a very nice museum where past to present all detail related to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to this museum from the Taj Palace Hotel - an interesting experience in itself! We didn't quite know what to expect. The indoor display contains lots of information and is somewhat interactive which would be good for children. There were several school groups there when we visited. There are many exhibits outside - trains from all different parts... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great concept, and executed reasonably well. Located in Chanakyapuri area of Delhi, the National Rail museum is a must visit place for young kids, and an informative one for parents as well. Check out the various models of past and currently running train engines, the actual steam engines and electric engines that are on display, train manuals, engineering designs... More 

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Chennai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi floks.. this was a nice oppurtunity I had due to cancellation of mytrip to Chaar daam due to torrontial rains in Uttharkand.. I had 5 full days to spare at Delhi and made it a point to spend each day at a place of Importance...Akshardaam.. Rail Museum..Qutab Minar.. and Tamil Sangam Hall at Delhi..The rail Museum is a great... More 

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