Railway Museum of St. Petersburg exists since 1813. Especially for the museum, the building was built in 1902, where it is now located.
The collection of the museum is very rich and reflects everything in one way or another connected with railway transport. This includes trains, locomotives, wagons, various auxiliary items for the movement of trains, as well as various construction vehicles and other structures. The museum also has unique models of steam locomotives.
Exhibits of the railway museum Petersburg exhibited at international exhibitions in major cities, including in 1900 in Paris.
This museum can also be called a textbook, because approximately 80% of its visitors are students. They come here to expand their knowledge, learn more about railways and trains. Also, the museum has a club of lovers, in which anyone can sign up.
In fact, only 3% of all exhibits are exhibited directly in the building of the railway museum. Museum workers compensate for this moment by traveling more than 10 times a year to various exhibitions, events, schools and universities.
Today railway museum in Petersburg totals more than 50 thousand exhibits, moreover, the museum’s collection includes not only models and models, but also real, existing trains and steam locomotives!