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Chennai Rail Museum, Chennai

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The Chennai Rail Museum is a railway museum in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The museum opened on 16 April 2002 in the Furnishing Division of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) near Perambur . The 6.25-acre (2.53 ha) museum has technical and heritage exhibits, with a sizable collection of steam engines from the British Raj. It also has vintage coaches (such as Ooty trains), which were endemic on Indian railways. Most of the older models were manufactured by the North British Locomotive Company, with some trains in the collection dating back more than a century. Toy-train rides are available. There are 3 air-conditioned Indoor Galleries (ICF Gallery, Rail History Gallery, Art Gallery, 2 Other Non-airconditioned Galleries, a 90-seater air-conditioned Dolby Digital Movie Theatre (Railway and Railway Heritage Films), Natyarangam, Amphitheatre, a Number of Metal Sculptures made from scrap, 3D MURAL at the entrance, Cartoon Hero Characters better viewed from the Joyous Toy Train Ride, Rail Coach Restaurant, Eco Green Park, Lust Green vegetation, etc., The museum is managed and maintained by the ICF.

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  • Got spare time? Want to relax? Eat? Play? Take a joy Ride, into a dark tunn el, hear the train Hoot,Watch some video clippings in a well maintained Movie Theatre, Reminisce the rail heritage, love...  more »
  • this is a very good place for a half a day outing , kids will enjoy the toy train ride and there is so much of information which is very interestingly presented . there is a movie which is screened...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. Although the campus is not very large, it is big enough to take a couple of hours to see the whole place. Included in the ticket was one toy train ride and Rs. 10/- of food coupon free. As you enter the gate, on right side is a small cafeteria, which keeps some basic snacks. Not very expensive. Behind that is an air conditioned restaurant in a train coach...the ambiance is good, but food is not great. Prices too are not very high. As you enter the indoor part of the museum, there are quite interesting pictures and exhibits...all these are spread in two floors. On the ground floor there is an art section which requires separate ticket for entry. For lovers of art, it is worth a visit. All art works are around the theme of journey and trains. There is another indoor museum on the far side beyond exhibits of outdoor museum...houses some exhibits on green energy and a working train signalling model. Outdoor museum is good enough for a stroll but still not a match to Delhi Rail Museum. At times there are some philatelic exhibitions going on which are really cool.
  • A very good place for children's and parents where there was many entertainment there in the rail museum, we can see all old type of rails displayed and the sculpture which is done in old scrap materials which was awesome. There are two to three park play areas where kids will sure enjoy a lot. Entrance fees Adult: 50 RS in which tea is included Children below 13: 25 RS in which a biscuit is included Overall a 3 to 4 hr enjoyable place 😊

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