Suomen Rautatiemuseo
Hyvinkäänkatu 9
05800 Hyvinkää

Railway Museum Day 2018


The Railway Museum Day is a cheerful event for the whole family with all kinds of fun activities and a lively railway atmosphere. Experience travelling aboard a steam engine, see a turntable show, have a go at conducting a handcar and hop onboard the miniature park train: the most eventful day of the year suits everyone from toddlers to seniors!


  • Turntable shows: watch how heavy engines turn around with nothing but muscle!
  • The miniature park train operates from 10.30 till 16.30. Have a tour around the museum park on a carriage drawn by miniature trains. Ticket prices: 1€/person.
  • Conduct a hand car. Have a go at conducting a hand car and see how quick you can go!
  • Steam engine “Leena” takes on passengers for a ride in a passenger carriage dating back from the beginning of the 20th century. Leena drives from 13.30 till 16.30. You can access the ride with your event bracelet.
  • Diesel railcar "Lättähattu" drives passengers on the museum's track from 10.30 till 12.50. You can access the ride with your event bracelet.
  • Steam engine “Ukko-Pekka” (Hr 1021) operates between Karjaa and Hyvinkää. Access onboard is subject to a separate cash payment.
  • Heritage Train “Valtteri” operates from Helsinki via Tikkurila and Järvenpää all the way to the Railway Museum.
  • Postcard workshop at the museum´s station.
  • And a whole lot more…  

The Railway Museum Day takes place on Sunday 12th of August 2018. The museum is open from 10 am until 5 pm.

The ticket prices for the event are:

Adults: 15,00€

Children (7-17 yrs.): 5,00€

Children under 7 yrs.: free entry

Family ticket (two adults and the children of the family): 30,00€

Please note: the Museum Card and other discount cards are not valid on the Railway Museum Day.


The Railway Museum Day train traffic will be handled in co-operation with the Finnish Railway Museum, VR and Haapamäki Museum Locomotive Society.

Take a steam engine from Karjaa to the Railway Museum Day

Steam engine “Ukko Pekka” (Hr1 1021) takes on passengers for the Railway Museum- Karjaa- Railway Museum ride. You can also hop onboard from Rajamäki, Otalampi, Nummela and Lohja. Karjaa is also accessible by VR long-distance trains from Turku and Helsinki and by local train from Hanko. There is a buffet car on the train.

Tickets are sold directly on the train and by the ticket stalls in the event area near the train departure gates (cash payment only). Please reserve the exact change for the tickets if possible. The ticket revenue will be donated to support the activities of Haapamäki Museum Locomotive Society.  

Please note that during the opening hours (10.00 – 17.00) the ticket prices for the trains arriving at Railway Museum include the entry to the Railway Museum Day.  

The Heritage Train Valtteri takes on passengers from Helsinki Region to the Railway Museum Day

The Heritage Train Valtteri takes passengers on board from Helsinki, Tikkurila and Järvenpää.The train will depart from Helsinki  and stop at Tikkurila and Järvenpää stations to pick up more passengers. The Heritage Train Valtteri has four restored wooden passenger coaches from different decades and it will be powered by the diesel engine Dr13 2349 from 1960s.

The advance ticket sale for the Heritage Train Valtteri has ended. Tickets will also be sold on the train and at the museum area on the event day. In addition to cash, most credit cards will be accepted as well. You can do a round-trip or a one way trip with Valtteri. The ticket prices include the train tickets as well as entrance fees to the museum and the event.

Heritage Train Timetable on the Railway Museum Day