West Siberian Railway History Museum, Novosibirsk

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Admire the mighty machines that once regularly crossed the vast expanses of Siberia and served as the only link between remote places at West Siberian Railway History Museum. The open-air museum features over 100 historical locomotives and vehicles. See old steam and electric engines, some of which are fitted with giant snowplows to serve in the harsh Siberian winters. A tour through the authentically restored train cars allows you to see how different social classes traveled--from high-ranking officials to prisoners bound for gulags. The museum also displays a collection of vintage Russian automobiles and light military vehicles. Though almost all the exhibit signs are in Russian, the exhibit is pretty self-explanatory, so don't fret if you don't understand the language. Using our world travel planner, Novosibirsk attractions like West Siberian Railway History Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A Museum in the air free, very accessible because right next to the railway station Seyatel (30 minutes from the main train station of Novosibirsk). A very nice collection of locomotives and cars throughout the twentieth century Russian Railways (and also a small collection of car old and military). The Museum is very nice to visit, provide 2 h - 2 h 30 visit.
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  • Nice to see a lot of old railway locomotives and wagons. Most in good condition, definitely well painted :-) Some are possible to climb in (Steam Locomotive, prison train). Reachable by suburban train...  more »
  • The easiest way to go, or by car (from the Centre of 25-30 minutes without traffic jams) or by train (station "the sower"), from the center goes about 40-45 minutes) or bus/minibus Station from the River to stop "the sower", a.k.a. "Meshalkina Clinic". For fans of RAILWAY transport-points of interest, great open-air museum, there is a separate exhibition of old car:)
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