Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s most picturesque cities. Its residents love it to the point of unquestionable adoration. To try and understand these feelings of we recommend joining the crowd of high school graduates at the Palace embankment for the Scarlet sails celebration, visiting a local club to hear one of city’s rock legends live, going out to the Lieutenant Schmidt embankment for the Navy Day to see the Baltic Fleet warships or buying a ticket for a home match of St. Petersburg’s iconic FC Zenit.
Saint Petersburg 2018 | Railway MuseumThe Railway Museum occupies a building that was built especially for this purpose in 1902The Railway Museum occupies a building that was built especially for this purpose in 1902
Museums and galleries
Mon-Sun, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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 It contains every historical document and artefact about the development of the railways in Russia, beginning with the first railway that connected St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo (where emperors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.