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If you are a fan of model trains, you will love the Bay State Model Railroad Museum located at 760 South Street in Roslindale, Massachusetts. This museum is not your typical tourist attraction, but a hidden gem for those who appreciate the art and craft of miniature railroading.


The museum is operated by a non-profit, private club of model train enthusiasts who have been building and running their layouts since 1968. The museum features four different scales of model trains: O, HO, HOn3, and N. Each scale has its own unique scenery, structures, and details that capture the essence of railroading in different regions and eras.


The museum is open to the public on a limited basis, on select Wednesday nights from 7 - 9 PM for small visitor groups. You can reserve a spot through their website at https://www.bsmrm.org/, but hurry, space is limited! There is no charge for Wednesday nights, but donations are welcome. You will need to make a reservation at the bottom of the home page of the website.  These visits are informal, and trains may not be running as the curators may be working on the layouts or other on things.


The Museum also hosts open houses which are held twice a year, - one before Thanksgiving, and the other on the first full weekend in March. The next open house is 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 - 3. During the open houses, you can see all the layouts in top shape and running lots of trains for your enjoyment. There is a $5 admission charge for anyone over 5 years of age.


Whether you visit on a Wednesday night or during an open house, you will be amazed by the quality and variety of the model trains at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum. You will also get a chance to meet the friendly and knowledgeable members who can answer your questions and share their passion for this hobby. 


So don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of model railroading at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum!


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Comments (2)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Lew, for telling us about this museum. I shared your post on X.

Feb 29, 2024 08:06 AM
Lew Corcoran

You’re very welcome, Roy. I appreciate your interest and support for the Bay State Model Railroad Museum. Thank you for sharing my post on X.

Mar 02, 2024 05:38 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sounds very interesting . We have been to Northlandz Train Museum in Flemington ,NJ. 

Feb 29, 2024 08:18 AM
Lew Corcoran

That’s awesome, Michael. Northlandz Train Museum is another amazing place for model railroad enthusiasts. I hope you enjoyed seeing the world’s largest miniature wonderland.

Mar 02, 2024 05:40 AM