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Norsk Jernbanemuseum, Hamar

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Norwegian Railway Museum is Norway's national railway museum. It is operated by the Norwegian National Rail Administration.It is one of the world's older railway museums, having been established in Hamar in 1896. The museum and has a unique collection relating to Norwegian railway history. The collection includes Norway's oldest station building, locomotives and carriages dating back to the very earliest days of the railway in Norway.Exhibits in the new museum building include objects, models and illustrations relating to Norwegian railway history, as well as video displays, games, animations and railway music. Open-air exhibits are only open during the summer.Locomotive and carriages are displayed indoors and outdoors. They include one of Norway's largest steam locomotives -known as Dovregubben - and carriages which were part of the Norwegian Royal Train. The museum park is laid out with tracks, signals, station buildings, locomotive halls, a working restaurant car which is open to the public, rest areas, Narvesen's first newspaper kiosk, a train guard hut. Two trains also run on the museum grounds during the summer: the <> train (a narrow gauge train) and <>, a mini train.The museum also has a large library and photo collection. The photo collection has a large number of photographs from around 1860 through to today. The photographs are ones taken by professional photographers, railway employees and private individuals.The museum is connected to the Dovre Line by a branch line.Exhibitions"On Victory in Europe Day 8 May" 2015 the exhibition Mørke spor ("dark tracks") is scheduled to open at the museum.
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  • Even for children. Take plenty of time and preferably your own packed lunch that can be ingested in the Nice Park. When we were there, there was also a very nice exhibit on World War II to see. Pokémonjägare has a gym in the middle of the Museum.
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  • After payment of 90NOK and visit the exhibition of the nostalgia, you can drive across in the park with the narrow-gauge railway "Tertitt" (to the vollenStunde) from 11Uhr-16Uhr, open June to September, except Monday, at the end of the site. A large locomotive shed, tracks different with the largest steam locomotive in Norway ('Dovregrubben), historic original-style station building, uniforms, and a museum with the emigration history located here, also in German language. A stay of approximately 2-3 hours is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Well worth a visit. Nice train environments consist of refurbished rail cars that give a good picture of what it was like to travel by train from the time lines were built up until modern times. A short Museum railway runs from a section of the Museum Park to the other and gives a historical sense of what it was like to travel by train around the turn of the last century. Possibility of drika coffee and eat something light at the final station. I recommend a visit.
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  • Disappointing really that there was more rolling stock from different eras. Missed the wagons and lok from 20 years and until today. Herjar you a job to do
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  • A very professional attitude, if somewhat dull museum. The main exhibition contains very little rolling stock. The Museum is disappointing to be a national railway museum, and may not measure up to eg. The DB Museum in Nuremberg, the National Railway Museum in York or Cité du Train at Mulhouse. Worth a visit during the summer, where the numbers and loks outdoors is open. Expensive entrance fee of £ 90, where corresponding etats museum (Norwegian vegmusum) is free of charge. If you are going to visit one railway museum in Norway, also for those running the museums during the summer season, eg. Tertitten, Old Voss line, setesdalsbanen or the Krøder line.
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