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Central Railway Museum

Sadovaya St., 50, St. Petersburg 190068, Russia
+7 812 457-80-05
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Plenty of model trains

This museum, situated down the road from Sennaya Ploshchad, is packed with model trains, posters... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam
Museum of my childhood!

That was one of my favorite museums or even the most beloved! That has few floors of all-size train... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
Oleg D
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Russia's best railways museum uses intricately detailed models to trace the development of the country's railways from the first Russian steam locomotive to modern-day trains.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
26 Apr 2016
“Plenty of model trains”
28 Jan 2016
“Museum of my childhood!”
Sadovaya St., 50, St. Petersburg 190068, Russia
+7 812 457-80-05
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This museum, situated down the road from Sennaya Ploshchad, is packed with model trains, posters, information and small exhibits. What it doesn't have are full-sized locomotives. The building is not large enough to accommodate any. While the models and pictures are interesting to look at,...More

Thank MartinKaye
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

That was one of my favorite museums or even the most beloved! That has few floors of all-size train and railroad models. It even has a full-sized part of passenger train from the beginning of 20th century! Get there with kids and they will get...More

Thank Oleg D
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I wouldn't travel specially to this museum unless you are a real train enthusiast. The museum is housed in a nice old building. There are tours of the museum, however they are only in Russian. There is also no English translations on any of the...More

Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I enjoyed the model trains, but I needed my wife to translate all the information on the trains.This attracted other visitors from other countried. My wife stopped after a while for it was becoming a tour. Plus the ladies from the museum said something to...More

1  Thank 73duster
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

This is normally the type of place I would love, scale models of trains and bridges. The museum was a let down, it was relatively expensive, quite small and had no information available in English. There was one section closed because they were working on...More

3  Thank rrddaa
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We tried to visit the railway museum today (July 18, 2013), and it was closed for significant renovations. We could not find a warning of this anywhere online, so wanted to post this news for anyone considering visiting.

4  Thank tangek
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We checked this museum out as my Father worked on the steam trains when he was a young man, and there was such a lot of interesting information here, some great exhibits too. A two (to three) hours is enough to see it all.

Thank zumayla
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Very nice and a big collection of trains from russia. And in a good condition.

1  Thank jklok
Reviewed 10 April 2011

Obviously the railway museum is going to be of slightly specialist interest ("normals" shouldn't miss out on the Hermitage in favour of visiting the railway museum!), but for people with any kind of interest in railways the museum is well worth a visit. Labelling is...More

5  Thank i-woz-there
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