This is undoubtedly the country's best museum concerned with railways and charts the complete development of railways in Russia and the former USSR, from the very first Russian steam locomotive, built by the father and son Cherepanov team, to the modern railways and engines of today. The museum boasts some incredibly detailed models, most notably one of a cargo station with railway cars going up and down a hill.
The Railway Museum also owns a collection of old locomotives and cars, which is displayed at a separate location, just outside St. Petersburg (from the Vitebsk Railway Station take a local train to Parovozny Muzei).
|Address:|| ||50, Sadovaya Ulitsa|
|Metro:||Sennaya Ploschad / Sadovaya|
|Telephone:||+7 (812) 315-1476|
|Open:||Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 5pm|
|Closed:||Friday, Saturday and the last Thursday of the month|
|Admission:||Adult: RUB 150.00. Students/children: RUB 50.00|
|Photo and video:||RUB 200.00|
|Accessibility note:||Sorry, this museum is not wheelchair accessible.|