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The Miniature Railway Museum

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Scale modelling at the heart of the Dombes – the Miniature Railway Museum will immerse you in an animated world full of poetry and realistic scenes depicting everyday life, all built with passion by one man.

1km of tracks and dreams

30 trains, 400 carriages and thousands of characters bring the Alps, Provence, Lyon and the former train station Brotteaux to life before your eyes. Everyday scenes have been beautifully recreated with a touch of poetry and humour in astonishing detail. One kilometre of model railway tracks will take you on an adventure through hundreds of kilometres of typical French landscapes! The Museum will take you on a journey and leave you in wonder, no matter what your age!

One of the most beautiful miniature displays in France!

If you enjoyed Mini World in Lyon, you’ll love the Miniature Railway Museum – a world where passion, imagination and humour combine! Patrick Crolle, the sole creator of this miniature world, began building his model railway back in the 80s and, after thousands and thousands of hours working on his creation, opened his own museum in 2000. Patrick meticulously reconstructed all of the different scenes that the train passes through, embellishing everyday moments with a touch of his imagination.

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Opening hours

From 01/01 to 14/04/2019
Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

From 15/04 to 28/04/2019
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 29/04 to 30/06/2019
Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Closed exceptionally on Whit Monday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2019
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/09 to 20/10/2019
Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

From 21/10 to 03/11/2019
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 04/11 to 31/12/2019
Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

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