The Savo Railway Museum

The Savo Railway Museum

The Savo Railway Museum is at the Pieksämäki Railway Station in a former station building from 1889. The building was built for the Oulu line according to its blueprints and it was extended in 1902 using the original construction methods.

The city of Pieksämäki is responsible for running the Savo Railway Museum. The museum was opened to the public on 1 October 1989, exactly 100 years after the first train from Kouvola to Kuopio rode down the Savo line. Visitors to the old station building can experience what the railroad was like when trains were steam locomotives and rail cars.

The museum exhibition presents rail history comprehensively, focusing on the Savo rail line and the Pieksämäki region. On display are tools needed to lay tracks, locomotive parts, traffic control, communications and signalling devices, interior items of railway stations, miniature railway and tools used at the rail machine shop. It is also possible to watch films related to railways, and there is a play area for children at the museum.

The museum building is surrounded by a station park, which displays items such as the diesel switcher Vk12  number 104 from 1937, semaphores, manual signal box, flat wagon and hand ram. On display in the vicinity of the museum is also steam locomotive Tk3, number 852, from 1929.

The Savo Railway Museum is located at the Pieksämäki Railway Station. There are coffeeshops and restaurants at the station and nearby.

Open 2022

Jun 7th–Aug 7th
Tue–Fri 11am–5pm
Sat 11am–3pm
Sun 12pm–4pm

Aug 8th–Aug 28th
Sun 12pm–4pm

The Museum is always open,
reservations beforehand, The
Savo Railway Museum
Heritage Club:

Esko Hirvonen
Tel. +358 (0)40 571 0891
Markku Honkonen
Tel. +358 (0)40 588 6921

Enquiries

At opening times:
Tel. +358 (0)40 184 5772

At other times:
The Savo Railway Museum
Heritage Club:
Esko Hirvonen
Tel. +358 (0)40 571 0891
Markku Honkonen
Tel. +358 (0)40 588 6921

Tiina Silvast-Törrönen, City of
Pieksämäki:
Tel. +358 (0)44 3883 413

Admission

Cash only or Museum card

Adults 3 €

Schoolchildren, students and
pensioners 2 €/person

Groups (min 10 person) 2
€/person

Access to children under school-age  and school and day care centres is free

On request the admission fee includes guiding tour

Address & Map

Ratakatu 8
Pieksämäki

MapSite

Postal address: Tiina Silvast-Törrönen, City of Pieksämäki, P.O. Box 125, FI-76101 Pieksämäki

Links

The Elements of Southern Savo – Earth – Along the ground

Visit Pieksämäki

Last modified: 30 Jun 2022

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