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“A Cut Above the Average”

The Swedish Railway Museum
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Gavle
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 27, 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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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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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 well as the engines inside there are quite a few outside amongst the former railway buildings. There is also a cafe serving a nice range food and drinks.
Well worth visiting if you are in the town or locality :)

Thank timcr005
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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 historically significant locomotives and railway artifacts. I hope to return soon and I highly recommend stopping in you have a chance.

1  Thank TLinATL
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

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

Thank tjwb71
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