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The Swedish Railway Museum

Ralsgatan 1, Gavle 801 05, Sweden
026-14 46 15
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Gavle
Type: Museums
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Gävle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum has old railroad cars and engines on show, very interesting. Also there is a miniature railiroad show worth seeing.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was in Sweden through work and had some time spare. As this was a transportation thing we thought we'd nip in to the rail museum. Massive engineering a must for fans of steam

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Gavle, Sweden
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great way to spend a day out. Even if you are not in to trains there is things do for everybody. Apart from the Swedish railway history (with support from English and German train makers) there is other things to see and do. They have now a exhibition around the Swedish road development. It is worth a... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

You don't need to be a train enthusiast to enjoy this museum. A clean uncluttered layout which flows. interesting exhibits giving an insight into Swedish transport history make for an enjoyable experience. Nice staff, a pleasant cafe and book shop coupled with the spaciousness means a relaxing time, in contrast to many European museum visits.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went all the way to Gävle for a weekend and this particular museum. it was well worth the trip. It has something for everyone, when everything displayed and experienced there was just so rich. My little boy of 3 has not stopped talking about it, and wishes we could go there every weekend.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We needed something to do for a couple of hours so decided to drop in here. Immediately we realised there was far more to see than we had time for! As with all steam trains, the sheer scale of them is always impressive. There's lots of side displays giving information about the actual engines and rail history in Sweden. As... More

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Atlanta, GA.
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4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It has been a few years since I have been to the museum but oh the fond memories. This is a fantastic attraction for a family or the transportation fam. As a railfan that has traveled the world admiring railway museums this one is near the top of my list. Very well done displays and what a fantastic collection of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It took you through history of Swedish Rail with Actual Trains and Cars through Years

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Hamilton
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

My family and I just spent the morning at the Sveriges Jarnvagsmuseum (Swedish railway museum) in Gavle. In our group was a 3 year old boy and he had a great time. There are toys for little people and a little train ride for them to take (10kroner extra) and many of the steam engines though static, can be climbed... More

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Stockholm
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Everything in trains, well kept museum with o good storytelling from how it started until today. Huge amount of old engines. Yes I am a trainlover and the only adult riding the outside train for kids, yes I am a big and happy kid, haha!

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