Railway Museum
Railway Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was one of the many attractions we visited using the city card, so worth the walk to the old shunting station, it would have to be one of the best train museums we have ever been to, (and I have been to a few), due to the time of year we had the place all to our selves, it was fun seeing these massive machines and reading the history, we spent easily two hours cruising around, we also loved the running model train set.
Written 26 March 2024
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gabrielciuchi
London, UK291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It is a wonderful place to see trains as old as the beginning of last century. On a rainy day, it felt like a cinema noire atmosphere. Imposing huge trains, I would say don't miss the chance to visit, especially if you have never been to a train museum before. Lovely staff, by the way. It is not hard to walk from the center, if you enjoy walks. Easy to find. No wifi, just in case you need any.
Written 13 February 2024
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Anne W
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a fantastic museum packed with trains and railway memorabilia. The staff are really friendly and there is lots of information in English. We loved exploring a large shed full of locomotives, including one that you could climb on.

After that we walked round outside and enjoyed the trains, tracks, old buildings and a turning circle.

The second part of the museum had displays of signals, telephones, clocks, a wooden model train, uniforms, tickets, wooden seats and some really cool track repair vehicles. Upstairs there was a small exhibition of rail-related paintings.

The gift shop is small but has some lovely items. We bought a couple of pictures and a scented candle in a railway-branded glass.

Great museum and well worth a visit.
Written 24 May 2023
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
They really need to advertise this place more so that people know it's there. Was browsing google maps when I came across it otherwise I would have missed this experience. It's a little off the beaten track (just north of the main station) but worth seeking out as there is lots of interesting stuff to see. The entrance fee was 8 euros and I was the only visitor here at the time.
The museum consists of 2 buildings, 1 is stuffed full of railway memorabilia charting the history of the railway through everything but the locomotives. The second building is the old roundhouse with plenty of beautifully restored engines inside. There is plenty of information about each engine adjacent to them so you will know what is what. These are all from the region so it was good not to see the usual suspects that we see in the UK.
The real gem for me was outside where there are engines that have yet to be restored (think Barry Island in the 80's). I don't know if was supposed to be there or was trespassing so did not venture into the other buildings, just wandered around the sidings (not a soul around to ask).
This is a good little museum which looks like it will be great in some years time as they move in the right direction.
Written 27 December 2022
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GS/NN
Ljubljana, Slovenia5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
As big of a railway fan as I am, I will try to be impartial with this review, but it's going to be hard. I have a real emotional attachment to this pace.

Stats:

- Acessibility: 4/5. Free parking is available on the recently remodelled adjacent street, and paid parking is available right outside the front door. The difficulties in finding the museum have been fixed by a plaque on a lamp post at the junction between the main street and the narrower acess road to the museum itself.

- Atmosphere: 4/5. A geniuine roundhouse with a fair ammount of appropriate atmosphere and aroma. A pair of locomotive lights shining at you are you enter through the front gate. However, the general state of rust, slowly growing invasive plants in far away corners and some nearby deteriorating buildings drag the score down somewhat.

- Service: 4/5. A single receptionist at the ticket office. Tour guides can be arranged in advance. Information boards in Slovene, English and German will convey some information about the exhibits. Toilets are available, as are a large number of railway-style wooden benches spread thoughout the museum.

- Content: 4/5. A broad collection of locomotives, signalling equipment, maintainance-of-way vehicles and even some paintings are available for viewing. Most locomotives are restored, but those stored outside are in variying states of decay. Several locos are also stored in a seperate, closed shed or in the roundhouse workshop, and these are only acessile with propper arrangements. Several wagons are also located on the museum grounds. The roudhouse workshop is also part of the SŽ steam programme, so if you are lucky, you might catch our beloved 25-026 or 33-037 steamed up nearby. It is also possible to climb up to, and in the case of locomotive 718, enter the cab of some locomotives.

- Hygiene: 4/5. Very clean and providing all necesary sanitaion, but with some leaks in the roof. Touching the locomotives is also ill advised, as they are coated in old diesel and fuel oil to make them shine.

Final score calculation: 4/5.
Written 12 August 2020
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Vedran S
Ljubljana, Slovenia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Many many many arefacts to explore for its relatively small size. Packet with history of trains, a must se for steam engine entusiasts.
Written 1 March 2020
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CTP99
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
25 minute walk from the Old Town, this museum is I feel just off the main tourist track - which is a shame as its a great place to visit. I and a friend made the (short) walk on a Saturday morning and we ere the only visitors in the whole place.

Spread out over a couple of sheds - the main shed houses a number of lovingly restored massive old engines, whilst the opposite building houses a mix of signals, communications, uniforms and other related artefacts.

Outside at the rear the massive engine shed is the main turntable and more rolling stock and engines as well as cranes and track-side buildings.

This site is well worth a visit and is free if you have purchased the Ljubljana tourist city card (if not its not expensive - roughly 3 euros)

Its main issue is lack of signage and its out of the way location (to most tourists)

Make an effort - google its location and take a walk if your in Ljubljana!
Written 27 October 2019
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Roddy R
Dunfermline118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Sunday in Ljubljana we went to the Railway Museum which was not expensive to get in but it helps if you have the correct change. The museum is mainly a steam museum which many large locos in the shed, which I spent a lot of time in looking at all the exhibits. Across from the shed is a collection of railway artifacts (signaling , uniforms, telegraph, etc) which was also interesting. Outside in the yard was a lot of railway history including a few locomotives. Well worth the visit.
Written 2 September 2019
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Danijel V
Zagreb, Croatia52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Cheap entrance fee - it's a plus. :)
(around 3 EUR)

This museum doesn't get a lot of tourists. I was alone in the whole building. But, that was really a unique experience.
There are 2 buildings - one where you can see 10-20 big hunks of iron, I mean really huge locomotives and another one where you can see some equipment. The second one wasn't so interesting.

I'm not much of a train person, but it was nice. For a train lover, this is a must see.
Written 31 July 2019
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Wendy G
Jersey, UK503 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
If you love steam trains this is the place to visit. In the round house there are 6 old trains which have had a lot of TLC, outside there is more to see, and how it was back in the day. In the room opposite the entrance is another world of trains from signal boards, uniforms, old station masters office,so much to look at. Well worth the entrance fee.
Written 8 June 2019
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