The museum was born on February 2, 1978, 4 years after the discontinued operation of the actual railway, when the specifically established Joint stock company Jokioinen Museum Railway Ltd. (Jokioisten Museorautatie Oy) have bought the Minkiö-Jokioinen Railway line with its land and buildings. Museum steam train began running the same year. In 1994 the line was extended with a 8 km stretch between Minkiö and Humppila.
The museum railway station at Humppila is beside the station of the Turku-ToijalaVR line, providing a convenient access to the museum.
The Minkiö station has a narrow gauge museum with a collection of carriages and locomotives. There are a number other attractions in the vicinity of the railway.