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Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

668 Transfer Road, Suite 8, St. Paul MN 55114
Admission: $10.00
5+: $10, Under 4: FREE! Family Rates Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tue. 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sat. 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
*Hours and rates are subject to change without notice, but are current as of 11/11/18

The Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum started in 1934, small group of model railroad enthusiasts, and has grown to a world-class museum. In 2016, TCMRM is moving into a new space. Expect expanded exhibits and future attractions. The public is invited in at a discounted rate during construction, where you can not only view trains, but real live construction.
If you have young train enthusiasts, TCMRM has the best collection of toy trains in the Midwest and continues to add hands on and interactive exhibits.

Preschoolers at Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

Children 4 and under are always free at TCMRM. Watch for special tot times in the fall.

Annual Attractions at Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

Besides it's regular collection and interactive exhibits, TCMRM has annual events.

  • Night Trains, which runs through the Holiday Season.

    Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

    Photo Credit: Twin Cities Model Railrod Museum

  • The Hobby Show and Sale - Spring and Fall.
  • Circus Trains - Spring and Fall
  • Military Trains - Veterans Day and Memorial Day
  • NEW in 2017: Halloween Event

Family Membership Rates for Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

TCMRM offers two family membership levels l-- the Conductor Level at $100/year and the Engineer Level at $150/year. Which level is best for your family would depend on how you use your membership. If you plan to make the museum a mostly regular daytime outing, than the Conductor level will serve you well. However, if you want to attend Night Trains and other special exhibits, it is worth it to move up to the Engineer Level.

Birthday Parties at Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum

Families who want to bring their birthday parties to the museum can get group discounts. Guided tours can also be arranged to learn even more about the history of the museum and model trains! Get more information about both HERE. Watch for more formal birthday parties in the coming months.

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