Museum of Railway Transport

Lonely Planet review

Every trainspotter’s dream is realised at the Museum of Railway Transport . This fascinating collection features scale locomotives and model railway bridges that were often made by the same engineers who built the real ones. The oldest such collection in the world (the museum was established in 1809, 28 years before Russia had its first working train!), it includes models of Krasnoyarsk’s Yenisey Bridge, the ship that once carried passengers and trains on the trans-Siberian route across Lake Baikal, and a sumptuous 1903 Trans-Siberian wagon complete with piano salon and bathtub. To see full-sized vintage trains, visit the Museum of Railway Technology.