In October 2017 the new museum of railway transport was opened in St Petersburg, Russia. It’s the largest museum of this kind in Europe that occupies more than 50000 m2 and exhibits 115 trains, steam locomotives and coaches from the beginning of the XX century to our days. The museum became very popular from the very beginning – very often there is a line to the ticket office.
Museum of railway transport: practical information.
The museum is situated next to Baltiyskaya metro station. The official address is Bibliotechniy pereulok, house 4, building 2. Once you go out from the metro statoion to the square in front of it, turn left and you will see the entrance to the court yard where the museum is.
Opening hours: from 10:30 till 17:30. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Children under 3 y.o. are not allowed, prams are also not allowed.
Official website: http://rzd-museum.ru/en I suggest to check it before a visit as the museum is very new and there may be changes in the schedule.
The museum of railway transport consists of 3 parts – 2 halls and a huge open-air exhibition space. Reserve most of the time for the second exhibition hall where the majority of locomotives are kept. Children can also enjoy a train driving simulator, besides that, there is a cafe and a souvenir shop. Unfortunately there is little commentary in English – only the names of the trains and the dates when they were built have been translated so far. Nevertheless, it’s fun just to look at the old steam locomotives and take pictures. The real gems of the open-air space is an old military tank train and a train-missile complex.