Cité du Train - Train Museum

History, Science and technology

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Horaires d'accueil
du 01/11/2017 au 31/03/2018

Open from January 1st to April 10th from 10am to 5 pm, from April 11th to November 1st from 10am to 6pm, from November 2nd to December 31st from 10am to 5pm (closed on December 25th).

Durée moyenne de la visite : 3h

À noter !

Un musée entièrement dédié à la vie du rail.

Tarifs (en euro)

  • Adult rate : 12€
  • Child rate : 9,50€


In Mulhouse, you can discover the largest and most beautiful museum in Europe dedicated to trains. You can relive the epic period from the very first locomotives in 1844 to the record-breaking high-speed TGV train. Other masterpieces are on display such as the 1844 Buddicom, the oldest locomotive you can see in Europe, the luxurious carriage of the Empress Eugenie, decorated by Viollet-Le-duc, the Pacific Chapelon 3.1192, the PRI carriage, with glass panels designed by Lalique, in which the French heads of state travelled from 1925 to 1971 and also the Bugatti presidential railcar which held the world speed record in 1937 at 196 km/h. The visit is highly educational with activities explaining the invention of the railways and how they revolutionised society, and for children, afternoon teas and activities are organised on Wednesdays in February.

Histoire du musée

The largest and the most beautiful railway museum of Europe. It presents 102 machines in nearly 20 000 m2 around six topics: The railroad of the holidays. The railroad and the mountain. Official trains. The railroad and the war. Railwaymen and the universe of the voyages. Video terminals and giant images will replace finally the trains in their environment. The visitors will have a audioguides in three languages. The travelling materials are presented by chronological order and types (vapors, diesel; electric). Animations explain the invention of the railroad, and upheaval of the world which surrounds it. One can also see masterpieces, like the Buddicom of 1844, the oldest visible engine on the European continent, the car living room of the Eugenie empress, decorated by Viollet-Le-Duc, the Pacific Chapelon 3.1192, car, the PRI, with panels of glass from Lalique in which moved the presidents from the French State from 1925 to 1971 and also the presidential rail-car Bugatti holder of the record of the world speed in 1937 with 196 km/h


2 rue Alfred de Glehn
68200 Mulhouse

Tél. : +33 3 89 42 83 33
Fax : +33 3 89 42 41 82
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  • With a pram/young children
  • By bus
  • By train
  • By car all year round

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Group reception

Shops /Sale of goods

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Private car park

Bus park


Langues : French / German / English

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