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“A history of railways”

West Siberian Railway History Museum
Ranked #3 of 300 things to do in Novosibirsk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A history of railways”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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“A world class railway museum”
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 and service facilities etc.

So it's not a surprise that this city has a true world class railway museum. All kinds of engines and cars, simple cargo and luxury ones used by top state officials from pre Soviet Union days - amazing! You can actually climb into many of them, so if you take kids - they will like it.

It's very affordable and there is also an exposition of old soviet automobiles nearby - another interesting place to visit.

The only problem is weather. This is an open exhibition and it's Siberia after all, so if weather gets to extreme (cold or rain) - make sure you can handle it and they are open.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank heckfy
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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“Unique outdoor museum”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

A great number of - real! - railway vehicles are displayed outdoors, beginnng with the very old ones, including both locomotives and carriages. A very unusual, entertainng and educational exhibition!

Visited August 2011
2 Thank Lev M
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