Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, Mulhouse

4.6
#2 of 271 in Museums in Grand Est
Train enthusiasts can hardly resist a stop at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer also called "Cité du Train", the largest railway museum in the world. Located in Mulhouse, the museum features an exhibition display by the famed French architect, François Seigneur, called "Le siècle d'or du chemin de fer" (The golden century of the railway). Step through time as Seigneur traces historical rail events from 1860 to 1940. Wander from one exhibit to the next in semi-darkness, and experience the evolution of rail technology and the effect it had on those whose lives revolved around rail travel and the industry as a career. Plan my trip to Mulhouse with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Very nice visit. Great materials on display. Sacred collection and good animations. The mini trains are not bad for a quick ride...
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  • We share the whole railway history (with the smell of the gazettes of yesteryear). This is the second time I've visited it with so much pleasure
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  • For a French standard it's a very nice museum. Lots of trains, some few are even accessible. But be prepared for some tiredness with kids, almost nothing is accessible to less than 7/8 years old, so you end up carrying them most of the time. In winter time some areas are extremely cold, so don't forget hat and gloves!
  • A great overview of rail transport. In French and only in French.
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