Grand Re-Opening of the Swedish Railway Museum

Today, the Swedish Railway Museum is opening its doors following a closure of several years. All exhibitions have been completely revised. Thus, an entirely new experience awaits!

Welcome to the Swedish Railway Museum in Gävle. The railway museum for all of Sweden.

A completely new experience

The Railway Museum reopens this summer after being closed for renovation for several years. Let us treat you to completely new exhibitions, a new shop and a restaurant with a new patio. Not to mention a new playroom and a new outdoor playground for the little ones. There is also a “children’s trail” in the exhibition.

In the outdoor area, you can peek into the waiting room of an old station building. And play games from the past at a track tender’s cabin. Plus check out all the locomotives, trains and carriages.

For those who can’t get enough of the vehicles at the museum, we highly recommend our vehicle storage facility, the Train Hall (Tåghallen). During the peak season, railbuses operate between the museum and the Train Hall. You can travel on the railbus with your entrance ticket.

What is the “Järnvägsmuseet”?

The Railway Museum maintains a railway collection of internationally high standard, with over 300 vehicles from the mid-nineteenth century until today. The collection includes Prins August, the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world. The Railway Museum also organises historical train journeys around the country.

Beginning of an Online-Timeline of Swedish Railway History available from the museum’s website. Take a dive beforehand or after your visit.

Find out all you need to know for your visit at!

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