Railway and Communication Museum

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Railway and Communication Museum

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The railway terminus with its intriguingly grand station building, constructed in the early 20th century to service the bustling resort town of Haapsalu, invites you to take a virtual journey back in time, accompanied by steam engine noises, to learn about the evolution of railways in Estonia spanning almost a century and a half. Here you can also see different methods of communicating information, from early telegraph and telephone devices to the wireless communications and television. Old locomotives and carriages made their final stop here and you can also come across a polite stationmaster and a skeleton telephone, or visit the old post office. This is all the Station, a place of arrivals and departures through the prism of the past.
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Dani Moti
Berlin, Germany15 contributions
Mar 2020
Wow. We were amazed about this special little place stuck in time. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century and even though it is out of service conserves all its charm. We did not expected such a beauty hidden by the sea.
Written March 15, 2020
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Globetrotter045
Haacht, Belgium5,458 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
It is a very grand train station, built in 1904 and it has been beautifully restored.
Entrance to the station is free. You can see the waiting rooms, the 216m long covered platform and some old steam engines on the tracks behind the station.
There is also a museum, entrance is 4 €. The museum is divided in 2 parts. On the left is about telecommunications and on the right about the history of the railways in Estonia. This part I found the most interesting, especially all the stuff from the belle epoque era.
But what a pity you can't take here a train anymore.
Written July 22, 2019
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Vilma f
Helsinki, Finland23 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Interesting place to visit for all ages! There is beauty in the old trains and the magnificient station but also a bit of sadness of not being used anymore.
Written July 23, 2017
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,679 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Little outside from Haapsalu Old Town/Castle, is this lovely old wooden Railway Station from 1904, that now works as Museum. Last passenger trains were here 1995 and cargo trains 2004. Beautiful interior and over 200 metres long platform, trains from different era(mostly Russian) outside, so worth of little stop and few photos
Written August 8, 2017
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Jellona
Vantaa, Finland1,445 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Lot of old rolling stock outside and a small display inside. Many signs only in Estonian, though. I think you can visit the locomotives without paying anything...
Written August 1, 2017
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
No railway to Haapsalu any more exists, but some interesting staff has been saved for future generations. Small museum, worth visiting
Written April 9, 2017
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Maris2013
Helsinki, Finland37 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
interesting overview of the history of Estonian railway industry. We got a personal guided tour as there were no other guests. well done exhibition.
Written May 21, 2013
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JohntheFinn
Helsinki, Finland11,237 contributions
Aug 2011 • Friends
Gaudy with gingerbread, Haapsalu's disused railway station has been refitted as a museum containing, basically, nothing but itself. There are a few old locomotives, wagons and freight cars on the rails which kids love climbing on. The spacious scale of the place and olde worlde feel are reminders of Haapsalu's heyday as a spa town for Russian aristocrats before the Soviets let such fripperies slip into decay. The arches over the platform are weirdly reminiscent of a Japanese shrine.

The museum is close to the bus stop most visitors will arrive at, so it's handy to kill some time pleasantly while waiting for your bus on the way out.
Written September 2, 2011
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Margus T
Tallinn, Estonia16 contributions
Jul 2021
Right beside main bus stop and this way in convinient place to drop by. Well, the building is huge and quite beautiful. Museum is worth to visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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Karolina
Helsinki, Finland11 contributions
Jul 2020
Great attraction with a long history. We liked it. One can only imagine how nice it was here during the tsar's time.
Written September 1, 2020
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