Chennai Rail Museum

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The Chennai Rail Museum is likely to pique your interest with its comprehensive displays of the country's rail heritage as it honors the legacy of the remarkable Indian Rail Network, which dates back more than a decade. It first opened its doors on April 16, 2002, within the Furnishing Division of the Integral Coach Factory's walls, which is close to Villivakkam. The museum has been operating both as a prominent tourist attraction in Tamil Nadu and as a treasure house for all individuals who are continually looking to expand their historical knowledge. Both of these functions have been performed exceptionally well. It encompasses a total land area of 6.5 acres. It features two exhibition halls, several outdoor heritage displays dating back to the 1800s, a toy train that transports guests throughout the grounds, and a playground. THINGS TO DO AT CHENNAI RAIL MUSEUM: Learn about the evolution of trains: The indoor galleries feature many images that provide information regarding the early years of Integral Coach Factory and the Indian Railways. The North British Locomotive Company was responsible for producing the vast majority of the earlier models; some items in this collection date back more than a century, and they document the development of railways in South India. The outdoor exhibition has vintage coaches of Nilgiri Railways for you to admire: Following this, the part has approximately 40 distinct models of trains, each of which is equally able to capture one's attention due to the beauty of its design. It is home to various heritage and technological displays, including a sizeable collection of steam engines that date back to different decades during the reign of the British Raj. The engaging and entertaining train tour will help get more profound insights: The museum features a children's park packed with magnificent slides and a toy train ride, the path of which runs through the rich history of the country's rail legacy. These features are designed to make your visit to the museum more enjoyable. An art gallery welcomes young people to the concept of 'Railway Art.': It is made up of 14 canvases that well-known artists created. The following things have been added to this gallery: 'historic furniture,' a cutout model of a Kolkata metro motor coach, and a selection of vintage black and white photographs from the 1960s with the theme of 'Steam and Indian Railways.' Last but not least, the museum features a gift store where visitors can purchase one of the more than 80 objects on display to further their appreciation of the national railway network.

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Address of Chennai Rail Museum

New Avadi Rd Next to ICF Furnishing Division, Villivakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600038 India

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