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West Siberian Railway History Museum

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Address: Razezdnaya ul., d. 54A, Novosibirsk 630000, Russia
Phone Number: (383) 3379622

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Excellent place!!

My "guide" (she says she wasn't but not sure what to call her) was excellent!! She showed me everything and provided great explanation with great context! Her humor was great and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
69 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My "guide" (she says she wasn't but not sure what to call her) was excellent!! She showed me everything and provided great explanation with great context! Her humor was great and she was drop dead beautiful!! Excellent experience!!! A must if you are looking for a good museum!!

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

As a solo traveller, I wanted to add to the adventure during my winter visit to Novosibirsk by taking public transport here. Few of the guide books tell you how, but hope the following helps. From the main "Novosibirsk - Glavnyy" railway station, you need a ticket to "Seyatel" station (I asked my hotel receptionist to write it down in... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Was there with my wife and two sons of 6 and 13 years of age. Spent two hours which was all right when with kids, but if you are "in" this stuff you should reserve more time and enquire for an excursion (guide) so that you get inside more of the wagons than we did - although one of the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Favorite things to see: distinctions between leaders of the revolution, first, second, third, and prisoner class cars. Also, cars fitted out to be hospital/surgery areas, and kitchen cars were fascinating. Our guide, a wonderfully educated Russian with a very dry wit, kept us informed, and laughing (although the revolution was very serious business). Of interest, the prisoner cars had their... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were passing by and popped in on an off chance, my Russian colleague bought the tickets, they were about 4 GB pounds. I'm not a 'railway buff' but appreciated the good condition and wide range of locomotives and carriages that were present. They are all nicely laid out and all look to be well maintained (for their different ages).... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nowadays there are four open-air train museums in Russia: in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and in Novosibirsk. Unlike the other Russian train museums, and many other train museums all over the world, the collection of the Novosibirsk museum contains not only locomotives, but also cargo and passenger cars, as well as other railway machinery, namely snow removers, handcars, and machines... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wonderful collection of trains- from tsar period till modern times. All trains are kept in good condition and you can get into some of them. Unfortunately it's possible to have a look into some of them only in case you buy an tour with a guide. Right next to trains one can find a great collection of soviet cars. Tickets... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

There is a collection of older and not so old locomotives and few wagons from Russian trains. They didn't have an English speaking guide, but it was still interesting to see the huge machines. It is unfortunate, that it is only in one or two possible to go inside. It's a bit outside but an easy travel with the bus... More 

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rus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Very good collection of trains and specialised railway vehicles. Located far from the centre of Novosibirsk in beautiful Academgorodok.

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Pleasanton, California
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434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Russia is a huge country and it's been relying on railways for way over a hundred years to move around it's people and cargo. Actually, the city of Novosibirsk was founded when (and because of ) Trans Siberian rail road was built and it's always been a major railway hub with a few stations, Railway Academia, regional railways HQs, repair... More 

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