Railway Museum

Anatoly Medved/TASS
The Railway Museum occupies a building that was built especially for this purpose in 1902. It contains every historical document and artefact about the development of the railways in Russia, beginning with the first railway that connected St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo (where emperors and empresses had their countryside palaces) and ending with the Trans-Siberian Railroad. On display are rail tracks, station master uniforms, models of bridges and dozens of working models of locomotives and whole trains that are set in motion during tours of the museum. The tour guides’ stories are very interesting - even younger children will listen attentively. A favourite exhibit for children is a section of a luxury train compartment, with velvet-upholstered sofas, a redwood table and a shower cabin.

Ticket office 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.