Museum of Railway Technology

Top choice in Brest

The outdoor Museum of Railway Technology has a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (eg the Moscow–Brest Express, with shower rooms and a very comfy main bedroom) to 1988 (far more proletarian Soviet passenger carriages).

You can go inside many of them, so train enthusiasts and children tend to love it here.

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