Olsztyn’s Railway Museum is a place where you can find out how the old steam engines, semaphores and manual ticket validators worked, and you can even ride a trolley.
Currently the seat of the museum, the water tower was built between 1910 and 1914, and its tank held 300m3 of water. The tower stands between the railroad tracks and near to the former locomotive shed at the Olsztyn Main Station. It can be reached only by a footbridge on the tracks, so it is better to pre-book an appointment with a guide, especially as the museum does not operate under set hours.
The institution’s collection consists of charts depicting the history of the railways in Warmia and Mazury, miniature locomotives and wagons, a manual control room, semaphore signals,
a selection of railway caps, ticket validators and other railroad memorabilia from the early 20th century.
A special attraction for the visitors are the two trolleys (one driven by an engine, the second operated manually), in which you can go for a ride. The 200m route, although not very long, will surely provide a lot of positive emotions.
Telephone: 0048 606 945 344