Norwegian Railway Museum

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Norwegian Railway Museum administration and main exhibition hall
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The Norwegian Railway Museum (Norwegian: Norsk Jernbanemuseum) is Norway's national railway museum. It is operated by the Norwegian National Rail Administration.[1] [2]

It is one of the world's older railway museums, having been established in Hamar in 1896. The museum and has a unique collection relating to Norwegian railway history. The collection includes Norway's oldest station building, locomotives and carriages dating back to the very earliest days of the railway in Norway.

Exhibits in the new museum building include objects, models and illustrations relating to Norwegian railway history, as well as video displays, games, animations and railway music. Open-air exhibits are only open during the summer.

Locomotive and carriages are displayed indoors and outdoors. They include one of Norway's largest steam locomotives -known as Dovregubben - and carriages which were part of the Norwegian Royal Train. The museum park is laid out with tracks, signals, station buildings, locomotive halls, a working restaurant car which is open to the public, rest areas, Narvesen's first newspaper kiosk, a train guard hut. Two trains also run on the museum grounds during the summer: the <<Teritt>> train (a narrow gauge train) and <<Knertitten>>, a mini train.

The museum also has a large library and photo collection. The photo collection has a large number of photographs from around 1860 through to today. The photographs are ones taken by professional photographers, railway employees and private individuals.

The museum is connected to the Dovre Line by a branch line.

Exhibitions[edit]

"On Victory in Europe Day 8 May"[3] 2015 the exhibition Mørke spor ("dark tracks") is scheduled to open at Norsk Jernbanemuseum.[3]

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Other sources[edit]

  • Bjerke, Thor; Holom, Finn (2004) Banedata 2004 (Oslo, Hamar: Norsk Jernbanemuseum & Norsk Jernbaneklubb) ISBN 82-90286-28-7

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Coordinates: 60°47′51″N 11°02′06″E / 60.79750°N 11.03500°E / 60.79750; 11.03500