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The Swedish Railway Museum

1 Raelsgatan, Gavle 802 91, Sweden
+46 26 14 46 15
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Swedish railway history

Excited to get a insight to Swedish railway history compared to the Norwegian one since much of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Leif L
Exactly on the track

You can see and study real trains and wagons as well as models. The exhibitions are varied and... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Håkan W
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1 Raelsgatan, Gavle 802 91, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Excited to get a insight to Swedish railway history compared to the Norwegian one since much of Norwegian equipment came from Sweden.

Thank Leif L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You can see and study real trains and wagons as well as models. The exhibitions are varied and there is always new things to see. I have visited the museum many times. On the railway accident (Getåolyckan) 1918 my grandfather was on the train, fortunately...More

Thank Håkan W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Typical railroad museum, lots of locomotives and wagons from different times. Most steam powered, some very impressive. Also nice collection of miniature models. Definately worth a visit if you're into steam.

Thank wilenwiel2016
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great exhibit with many of the engines open to enter inside. Friendly and helpful staff. Dont miss the steam train ! We came by car to the museum but you can also take the steam train from Gävle C. We took it back and forth...More

Thank Renée J
Reviewed 26 November 2016

As evber we were out of deason and some of exhibits are closed up (you can peer through the windows of the coaches etc). This is a great museum with most of labelling in english and very informative. You don't have to be a train...More

Thank blbttl74
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We spent our holidays in a Swedish cottage and travelled to Gävle especially for visiting this museum. It gives an excellent impression of Swedish rail way history with many historical locomotives and coaches, everything in excellent condition. During summer time you can also take a...More

Thank Burkhard F
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to take the family. Very good for children and lots to see if you are train fan. You will have a nice day if you decide to visit.

Thank Collett T
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very complete museum, though I expected more trains outside, considering the amount of trains we find in Lulea's Museum, which is kept by volunteers. A lot of information to read, available both in Swedish and English, also nice if you have kids. The outside area...More

1  Thank Ana L
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We were visiting Gavle (Gävle) to see the infamous goat and thought to go to the train museum to fill out the day. We were not disappointed. The museum is about a 30 minute walk south of the main train station on Muréngatan. The tourist...More

1  Thank SkiingCyclingDave
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

A good place to visit for all ages. Sweden's largest collection of steam locomotives nicely presented. Kids will enjoy seeing these and also a small farm house (allergy-safe wooden natural sized cows,pig and hen). If you're in luck, take a ride with the miniature train...More

1  Thank Petri K
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Aron A
21 April 2017|
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Response from blbttl74 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you are starting in Norway. Swedish Railways website has a 'journey planner' that might help. Also try the Man in Seat 61. I think there will also be a 'journey planner' on Norwegian Railways. Good luck.
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Gladys C
17 August 2016|
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Response from Collett T | Reviewed this property |
There is a small train that runs from Gavle train station to the museum. Just ask at the station, they are very helpful.
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