Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Znin

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Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Wenecja near Żnin is an open-air museum collecting and exhibiting steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, trolleys, railwaymen's tools, signalling equipment, contents of an old waiting room, old maps. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Wenecja is a department of the Muzeum Ziemi Pałuckiej and was established in 1972 at a suggestion of enthusiasts of the Pałuki region, of which Żnin is considered the capital. The Museum has collected numerous steam locomotives. One of the oldest is the German one made by Orenstein & Koppel in Berlin in 1900. The Tx-1116 locomotive made by Henschel & Son and the Tx4-564 locomotive made by Hanomag are also very interesting. A real rarity is the Belgian locomotive No.2179 made by Les Ateliers Metallurgiques Nivelles with the unique wheel arrangement 4-6-2, and the only one which has steam brakes. There are also steam locomotives made in the First Polish Locomotive Plant in Chrzanów, including active Px38.
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  • First narrow gauge railways in Żnin area appeared at the end of 19th century, and then they were largely extended. But their peak time passed just after WWII, and by the beginning of the sixties of... 
    First narrow gauge railways in Żnin area appeared at the end of 19th century, and then they were largely extended. But their peak time passed just after WWII, and by the beginning of the sixties of...  more »
  • Had a return ride Biskupn-Gasawa-Biskupin, on the ocassion of visiting the Biskupin museum. Very pleasant experience, place was almost deserted during the week (probably more crowded during... 
    Had a return ride Biskupn-Gasawa-Biskupin, on the ocassion of visiting the Biskupin museum. Very pleasant experience, place was almost deserted during the week (probably more crowded during...  more »
  • It was a quick but fun visit to this museum to see all the old trains, they are laid out quick nicely and each sit on their own tracks making it a nicer experience for kids as well. With entry to... 
    It was a quick but fun visit to this museum to see all the old trains, they are laid out quick nicely and each sit on their own tracks making it a nicer experience for kids as well. With entry to...  more »
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  • We stopped at this interesting place for too short stop and I realised that in Poland there are probably more local tourists and if you want to read info in English that might be a problem if you don't have any brochure or guide book. Visit to toilet is for extra fee (3 zlots) if you don't have a ticket for entrance. Inside small souvenir shop and exposition of historical train station. Very authentic and interesting.
  • Surprisingly quite a large collection of narrow gauge railway. Very well kept. Displaying many mostly unknown carriages. Excellent for a short weekend retreat.
  • Cool place of a family visit. The ticket from the museum also gets you to the ruins of a castle next door. Takes about an hour to walk through the whole thing. Fun!
  • No a big museum with everything outside. Kids (and adults) can climb up the the carriages or to see the railway engine from inside. It is very close from Biskupin so it makes sense to visit it as you are so close.
  • 10 minutes of attractions. If you love trains, you'll like it. If you are not particularly interested in trains, you will be bored.

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