|The Finnish Railway Museum is a national special
museum, which focuses on preserving and researching the history of Finnish railways. The
museum coordinates also the co-operation between all the railway museums in Finland.|
The Finnish Railway Museum was founded in 1898. Originally,
it was located at various premises of the Helsinki Railway Station. In 1974, the museum was
transferred to Hyvinkää to it's current premises at the station and depot area of the
former Hanko-Hyvinkää railway line.
The museum and it's exhibitions occupy several buildings in this rather unique,
historical railway setting. The old station building, a historical engine shed with a
turntable, two dwelling houses of railway workers of earlier times and a modern style
shed for the rolling stock, all surrounded by a beautiful railway garden area, form a
balanced and pittoresque museum entity. The buildings originate mainly
from the 19th century and are carefully restored to their original glory.
Next to the museum. there is modern railway yard, offering the visitor a glimpse
of modern modern railway stock also. The former railway baker´s cottage, surrounded by
old apple trees, serves as a café where you can have a relaxing break while visiting
The Finnish Railway Museum is run by the Railway Museum Foundation. The forces behind
the foundation are The Finnish Railways,
The City of Hyvinkää and
The Finnish Rail Administration.
The Museum is also supported by a volunteer group, The Friends of
Railway Museum Club.
Finnish Railway Museum is an active member of The
International Association of Transport and Communications Museums (IATM).
The Finnish Railway Museum