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Railway Coastal Museum

Tourism Region: Avalon

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Located at Mile 0 of the Trans Canada T'Rail, the Railway Coastal Museum is situated in the refurbished Newfoundland Railway Station, a national historic monument.
The museum tells the story of the development of the railway and coastal boat services. We also feature a diorama of the Newfie Bullet, several coastal boat models, and an elaborate model train set within the context of the island's landscape.

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Location

Address: 
495 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1E 6B5

Telephone: 709-724-5929
TDD: 1-877-738-3435
Fax: 709-724-5932

Mailing Address: 
Railway Coastal Museum
PO Box 6012, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 5X8

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Monday-Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00

Open: Closed Mondays from October 16 to May 31st.

Closed:
We are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Adults - $6.00;
Seniors/Students - $5.00;
Youth (under 18) - $4.00;
Family (2 adults and their children under 18) - $12.00;
School and Tour Groups of 10 or more - $4.00 per person;
Children under 5 - free.

Discounts: Groups

About Collections

The RCM collection consists of a variety of artifacts from the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boats.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 300

Archives

The RCM has a searchable database consisting of Canadian National employee records.

Electronic Records • Photographs • Textual Records
Other: The RCM is currently organizing its collection of photographs and documents.

Human History

Imaging : Photographs : Video • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Transportation : Marine : Railway

Services & Activities

The Railway Coastal Museum is self-guided. We do offer interpretive and guided tours to groups who book ahead. For younger groups we offer several activities including knot tying demonstations and a scavanger hunt.

Research Services

We will soon be making our CN Employee Data Base available to our visitors.

Archival Records

Educational Programs

Demonstrations • School Programs : Age 0-4 (Pre-School) : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Audio Guides : English • Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Cloakroom • Washrooms
Other Guided Tours: "Little Toot" children's birthday parties with age-appropriate tour.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available

Number of Volunteers: 40

Activities: Our CN (Canadian National) Pensioner volunteers offer their personal experience and knowledge to our visitors as well as assisting the museum's front line staff with guided tours.

Food Services

"Little Toot" children's birthday parties with pizza and Thomas the Tank Engine cake.

Reception Facilities

Internet Services

General InformationOnline Giftshop or BookstoreOther Internet Services

Publications & Products

Books • Brochures • Postcards • Posters • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps

Images

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Railway Coastal Museum is ready for the arrival of the Trouter's Special!

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A young visitor watches as a representative from the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland demonstrates how to tie a fly.

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The audience enjoys the premiere of our GRANDPA AND THE TRAIN puppet show.

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Museum volunteers are interviewed by a local CBC Radio host during the celebration of FIRST SPIKE DAY!

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Jim Downey performs a selection of railway songs for museum visitors and local CBC Radio listeners.

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