Railway Museum


The magnificent collection of 1930s to 1950s Soviet locomotives at the open-air Railway Museum will thrill train buffs, though it's worth visiting even if you aren’t one. You have licence to clamber all over any train with an open door. Kids will love the mini-railway.

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1. Assumption Cathedral


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2. State Fine Arts Museum

0.83 MILES

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3. House of Photography

0.97 MILES

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4. Dom Forum

1.08 MILES

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5. Statue of Timur

1.26 MILES

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6. State History Museum of the Timurids

1.44 MILES

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8. Museum of Applied Arts

1.61 MILES

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