The Finnish Railway Museum is a National Responsibility Museum in rail transport. The museum is located in Hyvinkää about 60 kilometres from the Finnish capital, Helsinki. The museum presents the history of Finnish railways in an authentic railway station and depot area of the Hyvinkää – Hanko Railway.
Hyvinkää – Hanko Railway was the first private railway line in Finland, built in the beginning of 1870s. It connected the southernmost Finnish port, Hanko, with the capitals of Finland and Russia, Helsinki and St. Petersburgh. Most of the buildings at the museum area date back to the first eras of this railway.
Museum’s exhibitions are divided into several different buildings. The museum has three exhibition halls, an engine shed, a station and barracks, a former home for railway workers. The basic exhibition presents locomotives and rolling stock from different eras of the Finnish railways.
One of the gems of the exhibition is the oldest surviving steam locomotive from 1868. The first railway line in Finland was opened for traffic in 1862. The very first steam locomotives have disappeared into the pages of history but at the exhibition a goods wagon built in 1860 tells the story of the beginning of the Finnish railways. The Finnish Railway Museum is also a home for the only surviving Imperial coaches of the Russian Emperors and many other interesting items connected with Finnish railway history.
The museum hosts several annual events and open days, mainly during spring and summer season when the visitors can enjoy the beautiful museum park at its best. During summer there is also a little summer café and a miniature park train in the park.
The Finnish Railway Museum offers guided tours for all age groups. Group visits are to be booked in advance at least two weeks before the intended visit.
Book your group visit:
inka.alen( at )rautatiemuseo.fi, tel. +358 40 8625 244
By rail: Two trains per hour from directions of Helsinki and Riihimäki. R and D trains stop at the station of Hyvinkää. From the station there is a 10-minute walk to the Railway Museum. There is also a taxi rank opposite the station. The journey from Helsinki takes about 40 minutes.
By car: Museum’s address is Hyvinkäänkatu 9. Use the motorway 3/E12 and take the junction 16. Then follow the signs of the Finnish Railway Museum (Suomen Rautatiemuseo). There is a free car park near the museum entrance.
1.9.–31.5. Tue - Fri 12–3 pm, Sat - Sun 12–5 pm
Closed on Mondays (1.9.–31.5).
Note! Every last Wednesday in the month: 10 am – 3 pm
1.6.– 31.8. daily 10 am–5 pm (closed at Midsummer)
Bank holiday closing days in 2021:
1.1., 6.1., 2.–5.4., 1.5., 25.–27.6., 6.12., 24.–26.12., 31.12.
Adults: 10 €
Children (7–17 years): 5 €
Children under 7 years: free
Students/seniors/unemployed: 7 €
Family ticket: 20 €
We accept the Museum Card.*
*Not valid on the Railway Museum Day.