History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to the Railway Coastal Museum. Choose between the following options:
For $6, you get a one-day family pass for two adults and up to three children (a $13 value).<p>
- For $12, you get a one-year individual membership (a $25 value) that includes:
- Unlimited museum visits for one year
- Personalized RCM membership card
- 10% discounts at the museum gift shop
Housed within Riverhead train station’s 107-year-old walls, the Railway Coastal Museum immerses visitors of all ages in the province’s vibrant rail history via 42 themed exhibits, video presentations, and an automated train model. Visual aids in the form of 28 models, murals, and paintings treat eyes to a feast of bygone engineering triumphs, and an outdoor train park enables alfresco frolicking. For a trip back in time, choo-choo enthusiasts can check out a 1940s passenger train diorama and trade casserole recipes with 21 costumed 1940s figures. Guests can mug for local paparazzi in front of the Trans Canada Trail Mile Zero marker, or mill about the new dockyard exhibit for a glimpse into the aqueous world of maritime shipping.
Railway Coastal Museum
By land and by sea, the Railway Coastal Museum highlights the history of Newfoundland rail-and-nautical services. The museum sits inside the 110-year-old Newfoundland Railway station, which is at the beginning of the Trans Canada Trail and the original railway route. Visitors can explore the old platform, a restored 1940s train car, and the stories of the people and events that shaped Newfoundland's past. Along with these railway-themed exhibits, the museum showcases the efforts of the Newfoundlanders who created the Coastal Services passenger, mail, and freight routes.
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