Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway

Discover the unique open-air exhibition of locomotives, passenger cars, freight wagons and railway equipment at the Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway in Kharkiv. Learn the history of the development of Southern railway from the end of the 19th century until the present days.

 

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   3 hours
Languages
Languages :   English, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily (except Monday and Tuesday)
Tour type
Tour type :   Private tour by car
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   from 10 am till 3 pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Explore the exhibition halls and open-air territory of the museum dedicated to the history of the Southern railway in Kharkiv
  • Examine the valuable collection of machines, including the Felix Dzerzhinsky locomotive
  • Learn the history of the crash of the imperial train in 1888 and see documentary photos
  • Discover detailed models of the railway tracks and railroad equipment of B. Fedorov
  • See amusing statues of a railway pointer, a passenger and a station duty officer

Description

We invite you to visit an interesting museum dedicated to the history of the Southern Railway and learn the most interesting facts from an expert guide. Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway is located not far from the Kharkiv Railway Station, and your driver will take you there from your hotel. The unique collection of the museum is located More >>>

We invite you to visit an interesting museum dedicated to the history of the Southern Railway and learn the most interesting facts from an expert guide. Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway is located not far from the Kharkiv Railway Station, and your driver will take you there from your hotel.

The unique collection of the museum is located both in the exhibition halls and on the open-air grounds. You will be surprised to see a great number of locomotives, passenger cars, railroad technique and freight wagons, displayed in the museum. The highlight of the exhibition is a Felix Dzerzhinsky mainline freight steam-engine locomotive that was being produced in the USSR from 1931 until 1941.

You’ll be able get inside of the salons of some passenger cars and explore their interior finishing. Moreover, your guide will show you three interesting statues – a railway pointer, a passenger and a station duty officer, made especially for this museum.

When you visit the indoor exhibition halls, you will discover an amazing display of the models of railway machines and track, created by a talented collector and modeler B. Fedorov. It includes the layout of the railway station, small copies of the carriages, semaphores and rail crossings.

In addition, you will see the display of the pictures portraying the crash of the imperial train of the Alexander III and his family in 1888 and learn the history of their miraculous rescue.

After exploring the territory of the museum, you may visit an extraordinary café “Locomotive” where instead of waiters the order is served by a small train!

When the tour is over, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Kharkiv

Inclusions

  • Professional guide service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance tickets
  • Transportation by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Price

Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway

  • 1 pax – 120 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 60 Euro per person
  • 3 pax – 45 Euro per person
  • 4 pax – 35 Euro per person
  • 5 pax – 28 Euro per person
  • 6 pax – 24 Euro per person
  • 7 pax – 21 Euro per person
  • 8 pax – 21 Euro per person
  • 9 pax – 20 Euro per person
  • 10 pax – 18 Euro per person

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