Historical Attractions

Railway Coastal Museum St. Johns

Where is it at?

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Railway Coastal Museum
495 Water Street
St. Johns
A1E 1B1
Tel: 709 724 5929

Where are we going today?

The Railway Coastal Museum a non-profit museum that showcases the history of the railway and coastal boat service in Newfoundland.The museum houses a 1940’s era diorama of a passenger train, 28 models, murals, and paintings, a train park, and a dockyard exhibit.

The Railway Coastal Museum's home is in the 107 year old train station building, located at 495 Water Street West in St. John’s. It occupies the entire ground floor, and including the passenger platform. The two upper floors house the St. John’s City Archives and Records, and the social rooms of the CN Pensioners.

Not only do we have amazing exhibits but we also offer train themed birthday parties, a great gift shop, and guided tours for groups of all ages!

Whether you are visiting as a family or as part of a group, the Railway Coastal Museum allows you to experience the glory days of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Service!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6 for adults and $5 for Seniors
  • Children$4 for children between 5 and 17
  • Free Under: 5 years old

When can we go?

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Teachers corner

The Railway Coastal Museum has educational programs that provide an exciting and informative experience for students while they learn about the history of the railway and coastal boat service in Newfoundland. These programs vary in length from one to two hours and we not only give a tour of the museum, but also curriculum based learning activities for your students. The program varies based on grade level to provide the best experience for the students and teachers that visit us. Some of the activities include a scavenger hunt (Grade 8 and 9), a timeline puzzle (Grade 3 and 4), analyzing artifacts from the past (Grade 6 and 7), and creating advertisements for the railway (Grade 1 and 2), just to name a few. For only $4 per student, these tours provide an experience that students and teachers can build upon in the classroom and beyond. To book a tour or to learn more about our program please feel free to contact Katherine MacDonald at [email protected] or the museum at 709-724-5942..

Baby Facilities

We have change tables and bottle warming available..

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop sells many interesting products including a wide selection of jewelry, including Labradorite and Baltic Amber. The gift shop also offers one of the best selection of Thomas and Friends toys and accessories! We also have introduced Chuggington and Dinosaur Train toys and accessories. The gift shop is always getting in new products so keep checking in for new and exciting products!.

More information

The Railway Coastal Museum hosts a children’s event, Little Toot Tuesdays, from 1-3 pm every Tuesday to June 1st. There will be crafts, stories, games, and much more! It is free for children and only $6 for adults and $5 for seniors. Hope to see you there!.

What people are saying?

  • "Really Great day out"

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    Me and the kids loved this place, As it's not for profit we were more than happy to leave a donation too.

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