I am not the world’s leading expert when it comes to museums. Nor am I a rail buff or ferroequinologist (Yes, I am proud of my four-dollar word). So, let me level with you, I don’t know the first thing about trains, and I might even label myself as a cultural barbarian. However, I am asking you to give me the benefit of the doubt here.
Why? Well, that’s simple. This museum isn’t like any ordinary railway museum. Sure, it’s a Slovenian cultural monument. Granted that some parts fell in disrepair, its aesthetic appeal remains stimulating. 100% wabi-sabi. On top of that, this former railway facility could be classified as grassroots-heritage.
The drive and determination of the ex-Yugoslavian rail workers, back in the sixties, gave birth to this spot. Inside the museum, you will find some perfectly restored, antique, and instagrammable locomotives. Some of which date back to the late 19th century. It’s thanks to those railfans that these fantastic feats of human ingenuity, are still on display.
What’s the fun part about coming here? Well, if you don’t want to pay an entrance fee, you can still roam through a post-apocalyptic world for free. The abandoned site, around the boiler room where the restored iron horses are on display, is freely accessible. However, do mind your step as you imagine that Mad-Max is driving through Tivoli, rushing to come to your aid. Have fun trying to find the perfect Instagram snapshot on this facility, and don’t forget to tag us.