Haapsalu train station and museumHaapsalu train station and museum

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    This museum is quite famous in the region. Anyway, nice spot!
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A nice little museum where you can admire old steam and soviet trains, as well an interesting old train station, now out of use.

My experience, Explo description: 

The first railway in Estonia was built in 1869, linking Peterburg to Taallin-Keila and Paldiski.

The line was extended a few year later to Haapsalu. The idea idea was supported by the emperor himself, who wanted a direct access to this resort city. The line was completed in 1905.

Contrary to Russian tradition to build all the stations according to the same model, Haapsalu railway station is particularly singular (because this sattion should receive the Russian royal family). The building was realized by K.Verheim architect and V.Vestfalen engineer. The station was completed in 1907.

The building consists of 4 parts - the passanger building, the Emperor pavillion, the roofed space and the roofed platform of 216 m long. Haapsalu railway station is one of the most original buildings in the town and its wooden-laced historic design has served as an example for some other impressive houses of the resort town. The building is under the protection

The museum opened in 1997.

The station building consists of 4 main parts - the passanger building, the Emperor pavillion, the roofed space and the roofed platform (216m long).

Have a look at the different locomotives and carriages exposed outside: german WW2 steam locomotive built in Munchen, Russian steam locomotive, and some more recent trains.

My personal recommendations: 

I also advise you to walk around the museum to visit the other station builings, which are pretty well preserved and interesting to look at to understand how a train station was working in the past.

How getting there: 

The train station is on the west side of Haapsalu, on the way to Paralepa.

A tip to eat: 

No place to eat in the Museum.

A tip to sleep: 

There are hotels and a camp site in Haapsalu.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Open from Tuesday to Sunday (in summer) and from Wednesday to Sunday (in winter) from 10.00am to 18.00pm

Visit duration: 

1 hour.

Entry fees: 

Free!

Contact: 

Raudtee 2, Haapsalu 90504, Estonia.
Tel.: +372 47 34574