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West Siberian Railway History Museum

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Address: Razezdnaya ul., d. 54A, Novosibirsk 630000, Russia
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Outdoor train museum

Most of the exhibits you cannot enter. But there are some locomotives, in which you can enter. As well as some passenger cars. The exhibits here go back to the early 1900s. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

You need to travel to Akademgorodok from dowtown of Novosibirsk to visit this museum. It is about 25 km ride on taxi, bus or local train. Meseum is very easy to find, it is located just along the main road from Novosibirsk to Akademgorodok. Prices are reasonable,but you need to pay if you want to take pictures with your camera.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

In truth was disappointed with this railway museum. It is a long way out of town and consists of Russian trains parked outdoors one behind the other. Apart from the trains themselves, no interactive display and no real information available. As a rail enthusiast (we did visit this whilst doing the Trans Siberia across Russia) I was expecting a lot... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Most of the exhibits you cannot enter. But there are some locomotives, in which you can enter. As well as some passenger cars. The exhibits here go back to the early 1900s. It's worth checking out.

Thank JetsettingPhysicist
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. It is a bit of a car drive away but we ordered a taxi. The museum is located in the middle of a forest and a train station. The abandoned Soviet trains are very interesting to see, especially some of the ones used in winter or to process wood etc. You could... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a nice little visit looking at the trains. It isn't a big place and for us it was on the way so it was nice but I wouldn't go out of my way and it is not in town.

Thank Traveler89675
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

So much in the railways is black. Not here. A colourful display of old trains. Just good fun, and you can touch things and climb aboard. What a treat. You need a sunny day, or at least a dry day, as it's all outdoors. It even has a jail carriage, spooky.

Thank Louis L
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This place has an amazing collection of trains and engines which cover the historical periods of train travel in Russia. Try to book in advance and arrange a guide to learn more. Also the museum is open air and about 30 mins outside the city. More than 150 locos and carriages, Don't miss this.

Thank dkirwin
Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We loved it, but it's advisable to schedule an excursion in advance so that you can learn more. The ticket fee is different for locals and foreigners, so if you have a Russian friend, pls count on their help at the cashier.

Thank Sue0712
Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

It is a good experience! I've never seen such a variety of old trains in one place. This museum offers to try some caragies inside. You'll see medical one and luxury suite, etc. If you have some time in Novosibirsk you should visit this place. PS: there are an excibition of old cars too!

1 Thank Asyasweet
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The only complaint here is that the wagons are restricted to "excursion" groups which means if you just arrive to have a look, you will need to be happy looking from outside. Other than that it's interesting and easy to get to (it's joined to a part of an existing train station)

1 Thank Brad R

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