Russian Railway Museum Saint Petersburg

Image by Olga Samoilova

Russian Railway Museum – 5 footballfields of trains

I think everybody enjoyed building railways when we were children. Though air flights are nowadays becoming more and more affordable and popular, there is a certain magic in travelling by train. There could be even more magic if there was a chance to use a time machine across railway history – just like in the Russian railway museum in Saint Petersburg, which recently opened its updated exhibition.

There is a big collection of rare and legendary steam trains, locomotives, electric locomotives, railcars and over 150 other rolling stock dated from the 19th century.

I liked visiting the operator’s cabin, but the most impressive was a walk just under the train. There is also a second floor where there is a panoramic view of all the exhibits and quite some more modern multimedia attractions. Currently, Russian railways belongs to the top 3 biggest railway companies and employs about 1 million people. A nice video in the entrance hall tells the stories of the working days of many of them.

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Details about this spot



Bibliotechnyy Pereulok 4, Saint Petersburg

Telephone number


Opening Times

Wed - Sun 10:30 - 18:00


Entrance fee: RUB 300


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)