Railway Museum, Ljubljana

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The Slovenian Railway Museum, or Railway Museum of Slovenian railways, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, located on Parmova ulica 35, is the national museum for Slovenia's railway history.The museum is tasked with acquiring, preserving and supplying knowledge about Slovenian railway history on the basis of the national collection. It is owned by Holding Slovenske Zeleznice, and is located in front of the former Ljubljana Šiška Railway station.HistoryThe notion of documenting the history of Slovene railways was born in the 1960s when it was becoming clear that the era of the steam locomotive was drawing to a close. If this was late in the day, it was because a decision had been made after WW2 to make Belgrade the base for railway museum activities for the whole Yugoslavia, a choice that led later to the establishment of the Belgrade Railway Museum.When the railwayman and woman of Slovenia elected to establish a museum of their own, they chose for its location the former locomotive shed at Ljubljana Siska. In its formative years, historic vehicles were temporarily displayed only in the 'roundhouse', a semicircular shed forming the centrepiece of the depot. This shed itself had been listed as part of the cultural heritage.In 1996, the year that marked the 150th anniversary of the advent of railways in Slovenia, the Museum of the Slovenian Railways presented to the public a permanent display of its most important railway artefacts. This was housed in the former railway training school in Kurilniška Street, close by the main site of the museum. The building, however, was old and in a ruinous state. With its demolition in 2002, the display had to be closed to the public for the duration.
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  • The part of the locomotives is pending now and smells workshop in operation. The other party if I found it more interesting by being prepared for display. The shop is barely 4 postcards. I hope to advance because it can be a very interesting and quality Museum.
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  • By the standards of rail museums, this very small and by area, and the number of exhibits. Visiting him in the evening (the Museum is open until 6:00 pm)-occupation of ungrateful, because much is hidden from consideration. However, the interesting exhibit health wagon during the first world war, some samples of locomotives. In the open area of the modern railway track repair facilities: mini and various mechanisms. If the time spent in Ljubljana enough you can visit this museum.
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  • Museum located in a suburb of Ljubljana. Is hard to spot, seems an abandoned area and there are no signs but I advise you not to give up! Impressed steam locomotives, really beautiful and well preserved! Should be valued more.
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  • This museum is improving year by year. The garden railway was prolonged and every third saturday of warmer months, you can enjoy rides from enthusiasts or take the guided tour of the museum. They have cleaned the locomotive stock, which is really nice, but you can find secret places where you can see residuals from cola usage.
  • If you like trains just a bit, this is a must have. You can to see about 15 different locomotives and read a bit about them. There is also a big railway turntable outside and other building with different kinds of signals, uniforms and other stuff from Slovenian railway history. The outdoors is a bit messy and could be tidied up, also there are some abandoned buildings around. But indoors, it is great
  • Very big collection of old steam engines, alot of them working. Nice personal and they are also building a narrow track railway on the museum premises. I hope, when I visit next, it will be finished. Definitely recommend for a days stay and for train lovers!
  • Well worth a visit, the museum is about a 15 minute walk from the station. Entry is very reasonably priced and the site is quite large. The exhibits are all steam and there doesn't appear to have been anything from the post steam era preserved or at least exhibited which is a great pity as there will potentially be nothing of the countries more modern era for future generations. Staff were helpful and very friendly.
  • Well worth a visit. Impressive exhibits indoors. Exterior ones have seen better days.
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