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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Great little museum

This museum was very interesting. I spent a couple of hours looking at all the photographs but I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue J
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Last Days of Steam in Virginia

New York City-based commercial photographer O. Winston Link produced, between 1955 and 1960, a... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
lreissner
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting. I spent a couple of hours looking at all the photographs but I love old photos. If you like trains and pictures, this is a nice way too spend an afternoon.

Thank Sue J
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

New York City-based commercial photographer O. Winston Link produced, between 1955 and 1960, a series of truly magnificent black-and-white photos of the end of steam rail service in Virginia. This museum, in the former Norfolk & Western Railway passenger terminal, is dedicated to his art....More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

I'm not an art fan, and would rarely take the time to go to an art museum. I am a train buff, which brought me to Roanoke in the first place. While here I might as well check this out. Wow! See the movie first...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

The museum is located in the old train station. We knew nothing about O. Winston Link and it was very interesting to watch the short movie about his life and work and then to see the gallery of his photographs. It was worth the visit.

1  Thank Diana G
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Link had the vision to document steam locomotives last days on the N&W. Also very nicely staged night photography.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

I am not so interested in railroads but was fascinated at the process used by Link to capture the local trains. We first thought, oh this is a waste of money, but 5 minutes in we were hooked and spent at least 1 1/2 hours...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

O. Winston Link was a fantastic mid-20th century photographer. Some of his most famous photographs included steam engines. This museum presents these photographs, beautifully, as well as replicas of early train stations. There’s a short video of OWL’s life. Most children would be pretty bored,...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Had a chance to stop at this museum with a group of seniors. The men enjoyed history more than women. Women enjoyed photos more. Interesting for a quick look see .

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

If you like photography, trains, or history this will be a great stop for you. I've been a fan of O. Winston Link's photography for a long time and the chance to see his original work was well worth the visit for me, but the...More

Thank Jason C
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Another not to be missed museum in Roanoke, if you're into trains and photography. Everything here is well displayed and documented. I suggest you see the film first to get better acquainted with Link and his career, as well as the techniques he used for...More

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