The Finnish Railway Museum, a national collection specializing in rail transport, is situated at Hyvinkää, about sixty kilometres from Helsinki. The museum presents the history of Finnish railways within the pleasing and authentic railway setting of the station and engine shed of the former Hyvinkää-Hanko Railway, a private line built in the 1870s.
The museum displays present the various aspects of operating practice used by Finnish railways from their beginning until the present day. The exhibition halls and engine roundhouse contain the only Russian royal carriage stock to survive anywhere, steam and diesel motive power dating from different eras, and many other interesting items. Only a proportion of the national collection is on permanent display, the rest being shown in changing exhibitions with specific themes.
The Finnish Railway Museum comes under the supervision of the Railway Museum Foundation. It is a member of the Finnish and international associations of transport and communications, Trafikki-museot ry and ITAM and it has close cooperation with other organizations in the same field, such as preservation societies and Nordic rail museums.
Please note that renewal of the exhibition halls is still in progress and will continue until the end of 2014. For this reason we don't have texts in English at the moment. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.
Access from Helsinki
By rail: Two 40-minute train journeys per hour to Hyvinkää. Fare approximately € 10. By road: 45-minute drive using Motorway 3 and turnoff signposted to the museum.
1.9. - 31.5. Tue - Fri 12 noon–3 p.m, Sat - Sun 12 noon–5 p.m
The museum is closed on Mondays (1.9 - 31.5).
Note! Every months last Wednesday the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1.6. - 31.8. 10.00–17.00 daily
Exceptions in 2014 opening hours
The museum is closed during these days:
1.1., 6.1., 18.4.–21.4., 1.5., 20.6.–21.6., 11.8., 6.12., 24.12.–26.12., 30.12.–31.12.
Prices and Fares
Children (7–17 years): 3€, if under 7 years, free of charge
Students/seniors/unemployed persons: 5€
Family ticket: 16€