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Metro Museums



An increasing number of cities appreciate the history of their subways with dedicated museums. Here's the Internet's most comprehensive list of metro-related museums.

In addition to full-blown metro museums, the list also includes rail and tram museums, as long as they have notable metro/subway sections. Some museums have gift shops attached to them (from small to very large), selling everything from books to fancy metro memorabilia. Some of them take online orders and send overseas.

Hours and admission rates are just here as a hint as they are prone to sudden changes. Some museums also might occasionally close for renovation for longer periods, so better doublecheck before visiting.


London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world, attracting lots of visitors. The photo was taken in its Metros of the World section.



metro   transport   commuter rail   tram   railway   specialty   open on special occasions only

Atlanta Museum type: railway Southeastern Railway Museum. The SRM hosts the MARTA Historic Collection on long term loan. Inauguration: 1970. Location: In Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. From MARTA Doraville station, take bus route 10 to Gwinnett Transit Center and walk 3 miles. Or take a car.
Address: 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096.
Hours (check before visiting): Apr-Dec: Thu, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm. Jan-Mar: Sat 10am-5pm. Admission: $8. Features: Gift shop, guided tours, train depot, events.
Reference: srmduluth.org (official website).
Berlin Museum type: metro U-Bahn-Museum. An exhibition of signals, signage, ticket machines and other metro-related objects. Historical trains are used on special tours. Inauguration: 1999. Location: Abandoned control centre in a metro station.
Nearest metro station: Olympia-Stadion.
Hours (check before visiting): On the second Saturday of each month 10:30 to 16:00. Admission: 2 EUR.
Reference: ag-berliner-u-bahn.de (official website). bvg.de.
 Museum type: commuter rail S-Bahn-Museum. Thousands of artifacts from the unsteady history of Berlin's commuter metro between world war, cold war, re-unification and today. Everything outside the showcases may be touched. The permanent exhibition is being continuously updated. Inauguration: 1996. Location: Unused transformer substation.
Address: Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 203, 14482 Potsdam. Nearest metro station: Griebnitzsee (S7).
Hours (check before visiting): April through November on the second weekend of each month, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 17:00. Admission: 2 EUR. Features: Special exhibitions, museum shop, guided tours upon appointment.
Reference: s-bahn-museum.de (official website).
 Museum type: on occasion Depot for Municipal Transport (Monumentenhalle). The usually closed train collection of the German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum) houses more than fifty historical vehicles of municipal transport, including horse trams, trams, buses, U-Bahn (metro), S-Bahn (commuter rail), M-Bahn (Maglev) trains and special vehicles in a hall of 4,000 square meters. The train depot is linked to the main museum building with a historical railway. Inauguration: 1995. Location: Historical train depot.
Address: Monumentenstrasse 15. Nearest metro station: Yorckstrasse.
Hours (check before visiting): Only annually on Sundays in September, 10 am to 6 pm. Admission: free.
Reference: sdtb.de, sdtb.de (official website).
Boston Museum type: tram Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine. 75 miles north of Boston, this is the world's oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles. Among different types of tram vehicles and buses, it hosts a range of historical subway cars from Budapest, Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Staten Island. Inauguration: 1939.
Address: 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport, Maine, tel. (207) 967-2800. Nearest metro station: Saco (Amtrak station, 8 miles from the museum).
Hours (check before visiting): 10am-5pm every day from first Saturday in May to last Sunday in October. Admission: $10. Features: Train rides, education programs, museum store.
Reference: trolleymuseum.org (official website).
Brussels Museum type: transport Musée du Transport Urbain Bruxellois. On an area of more than 1500 square meters, the museum exhibits a large collection of trams, buses, trolley buses and taxis, which covers 150 years of Brussels transport history. Inauguration: 1982. Location: Woluwe tram depot. Take the Museum Bus from Central Station.
Address: Avenue de Tervueren.
Hours (check before visiting): Museum is closed and is planned to re-open 4 April 2010. Admission: €5.
Reference: mtub-msvb.be (official website).
Budapest Museum type: metro Millennium Underground Museum. Exhibition about metro construction, its achievements, and future. Inauguration: 1975. Location: A disused tunnel section in the Deák Ferenc tér metro station.
Address: Budapest, Deák tér, metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): From 10:00 to 17:00 daily - except Mondays. Admission: 270 Ft.
Reference: bkv.hu (official website).
 Museum type: commuter rail Urban Public Transport Museum Szentendre. About Budapest public transport including the suburban railway. Inauguration: 1992.
Address: 2000 Szentendre, Dózsa György út (in a suburb of Budapest). In front of Volán bus station, to the left. Nearest metro station: Szentendre suburban.
Hours (check before visiting): From April to October between 10:00 and 17:00 daily, except Mondays. Admission: 270 Ft.
Reference: bkv.hu (official website).
Buenos Aires Museum type: on occasion Polvorin Workshop. After replacing the original rolling stock in 2013, the Polvorin Workshop, originally inaugurated along with Line A, is being transformed into a museum to display artifacts and the former rolling stock of the Subte. The workshop also serves as the storage and restoration area for the Association of Friends of the Tramway, who run a heritage tramway in the neighborhood. Inauguration: 1913. Location: Historical workshop.
Address: Mitre, 510 Emilio. Nearest metro station: Caballito.
Hours (check before visiting): Not open to public, except for special occasions like Night of Museums.
Reference: Night of Museums 2015, en.wikipedia.org, enelsubte.com.
Delhi Museum type: metro Delhi Metro Museum. The Museum showcases the genesis, history and journey of the Delhi Metro Rail, India’s first modern public transportation system. It is a collection of display panels, historical photographs and construction and operational exhibits. Inauguration: 2009. Location: in Patel Chowk metro station.
Nearest metro station: Patel Chowk.
Hours (check before visiting): 10:00 to 16:00 daily except Mondays.
Reference: delhimetrorail.com (official website). newshopper.sulekha.com.
Dnepropetrovsk Museum type: metro Museum of the History of Dnepropetrovsk Metro. A small room filled with a collection of photos, books, badges, pins, tickets, tokens, staff photos and the like. Location: In the metro control building.
Address: 8 Kurchatov Street. Nearest metro station: Vokzalnya.
Reference: metro.dp.ua/museum.html (official website).
Glasgow Museum type: transport Museum of Transport. Exhibition about the history of transport, including a section about the Subway. Inauguration: 1964. Location: New building by Zaha Hadid architects from 2010.
Address: 1 Bunhouse Road, G3 8DP. Nearest metro station: Kelvinhall.
Reference: glasgowmuseums.com.
Guangzhou Museum type: metro Guangzhou Metro Museum. The large museum spreads over three floors, displaying various themes. Basement: geological structures and metro construction tools. First floor: vintage models of old transportation modes such as rickshaws, bicycles and sedan chairs, world metro systems. Second floor: simulated cabs and a “metro staff role playing” area for children. Inauguration: 2016. Location: A building next to a shopping mall.
Address: Tower C, podium, Haizhu District. Nearest metro station: Wan Shengwei station (lines 4, 8), exit A.
Hours (check before visiting): Tue-Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat+Sun 9am to 5pm. Admission: free.
Reference: gzmtr.com (official website). lifeofguangzhou.com, kelvinhayesofficial.wordpress.com.
Hong Kong Museum type: commuter rail Hong Kong Railway Museum. A branch of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Hong Kong Railway Museum is an open-air museum occupying some 6,500 square meters converted from the old Tai Po Market Railway Station. It focuses on the history of the KCR, which is now part of the MTR network, and also includes exhibits on the future MTR development. Inauguration: 1986. Location: A 10-minute walk from Exit A2 of Tai Po Market Station to Tai Po Complex, follow the signs.
Address: 13 Shung Tak Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po, Hong Kong. Tel. (852) 2653 3455. Nearest metro station: Tai Po Market, Tai Wo.
Hours (check before visiting): Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Admission: free.
Reference: heritagemuseum.gov.hk (official website).
Kharkov Museum type: metro Kharkiv Metro Museum. The existence of the metro museum is uncertain as there are very few Internet resources confirming it. If it really exists, it is supposed to "explain the history of the metro construction and exhibit the company’s numerous awards".
Address: 29 Rizdviana Street (вул. Різдвяна, 29), Kharkov, 61052, tel. +38 057 730 3406. Nearest metro station: Tsentralny Rynok.
Reference: asmetro.ru.
Kiev Museum type: metro Metro Museum. The small museum provides some information about planning, construction, and operation of the metro. Exhibits include station models, historic photos, and tickets.
Address: Peremohy Prospekt 35. Nearest metro station: Politekhnichnyi Instytut.
Hours (check before visiting): Except Fridays.
Reference: de.wikipedia.org.
London Museum type: transport London Transport Museum. Conserving and explaining the capital city's transport heritage, offering an understanding of the capital's past and future development. LTM aims to be the world's leading museum of urban transport. Inauguration: 1973. Location: Historic flower market building.
Address: Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB. Nearest metro station: Covent Garden.
Hours (check before visiting): Saturday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission 17.15), Friday 11.00 to 21.00. Admission: 10 GBP. Features: big museum shop, café, library, educational programmes, lectures, special events.
Reference: ltmuseum.co.uk (official website).
 Museum type: on occasion Museum Depot. Holds the majority of the London Transport Museum's collections which are not on display in Covent Garden. Houses over 370,000 items of all types, including many original works of art used for the Museum's celebrated poster collection, vehicles, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms. On 6000 square metres these form one of the most comprehensive and important records of urban transport anywhere in the world.
Address: 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 8BQ. Nearest metro station: Acton Town.
Hours (check before visiting): Only during special events.
Reference: ltmuseum.co.uk (official website).
Madrid Museum type: specialty Andén 0 Chamberí. The goal is showing the public a little piece of underground life in the capital at the start of the 20th century. The museum consists of a restored metro station by architect Antonio Palacios, abandoned in 1966. Old ticket counters and gates and old ceramic advertisements are still present, videos are on display. The museum has a branch at the Engine Shed at calle Valderribas, 49 near Pacífico metro station. Inauguration: 2008. Location: Abandoned Chamberí metro station from 1919.
Address: Corner of Calle de Luchana and Calle de Sta Engracía. Nearest metro station: Iglesia, Bilbao, Rubén Darío.
Hours (check before visiting): Thu 10am to 1pm, Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat+Sun 11am to 3pm. Admission: free.
Reference: metromadrid.es (official website). notesfrommadrid.com, typicallyspanish.com, esmadrid.com.
Minsk Museum type: metro Minsk Metro Museum. The exhibition features a driver's cabin, photos, commemorative objects, films, and books. The exhibits were collected bit by bit by metro workers. A second room is planned for the future. Inauguration: 2015. Location: In a gallery next to the ticket hall at Mogilevskaya metro station.
Nearest metro station: Mogilevskaya.
Reference: ctv.by, belarus.by.
Moscow Museum type: metro Moscow Metro Museum. This small museum (330 square metres) charts the history of Moscow's subway system in models and statistics. Inauguration: 1967. Location: Attached to the southern exit of Sportivnaya metro station.
Address: Ulitsa Khamovnichesky Val 36, 3rd floor, Moscow 119048, Russia. Nearest metro station: Sportivnaya.
Hours (check before visiting): Monday 11am - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm, closed Saturday and Sunday. Admission: 25 RB.
Reference: moscow-taxi.com, transport.chipexpo.ru, russianmuseums.info.
Munich Museum type: transport Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum. The Transportation branch of the largest German technology museum exhibits transport vehicles from coaches and bicycles to automobiles and trains in three preserved historical buildings. There's a section about public city transportation that includes trams, subways, and commuter railways with samples mainly from Munich and Berlin. The museum opened in 2003, the city transportation hall in 2006. Inauguration: 2006.
Address: Am Bavariapark 5, 80339 Munich. Nearest metro station: Schwanthalerhoehe.
Hours (check before visiting): daily 9am to 5pm except on public holidays. Admission: € 6.
Reference: deutsches-museum.de (official website).
 Museum type: tram MVG Museum. Large tram museum (5000 square metres) with a small subway section and part of a subway train. Inauguration: 2007. Location: Historical tram maintainance workshop building.
Address: Ständlerstraße 20, München. At tram 27 Schwanseestraße stop.
Hours (check before visiting): On Sundays about every two weeks, 11.00 - 17.00 (refer to website). Admission: 2.50 EUR.
Reference: mvg-mobil.de (official website).
Nagoya Museum type: metro Nagoya City Tram & Subway Museum. This museum is filled with vintage trains and trams, photographic history, hands-on simulators, and even giant tunneling equipment.
Address: Located on route 153, a 7-minute walk from exit 2 of Akaike Station. Nearest metro station: Akaike.
Hours (check before visiting): 10:00 to 16:00, closed Wednesdays and from 12/29 to 1/3. Admission: free.
Reference: nic-nagoya.or.jp.
New York Museum type: transport New York Transit Museum. Development of the greater NY metropolitan region through exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Inauguration: 1976. Location: Abandoned Court Street IND station from 1936.
Address: Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights. Nearest metro station: Borough Hall (2 3 4 5), Jay St (A C F), Court St (R), Hoyt-Schermerhorn St (A C G).
Hours (check before visiting): Tue – Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat and Sun Noon to 5 p.m., closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: 5 USD. Features: museum store, educational programs, special events.
Reference: mta.info (official website).
Oslo Museum type: tram Sporveismuseet Vognhall 5. Tram museum which includes some historical metro trains (Holmenkollbanevogn). The shop sells a range of publications in Norwegian about Oslo's metro.
Address: Gardeveien 15 at Majorstuen in Oslo, tel. +47 2260 9409. Nearest metro station: Majorstuen.
Hours (check before visiting): Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12:00 – 15:00 all year. Admission: NOK 40. Features: Exhibitions, tram rides, shop.
Reference: sporveismuseet.no (official website).
Paris Museum type: specialty Maison de la RATP / Historical archives. When a series of rolling stock is discontinued, one example is taken away to be preserved for future generations. A number of vehicles and objects from this collection are exhibited permanently in the reception hall of the Maison de la RATP. The others are preserved and stored, with a view to being exhibited at the new Musée national des transports urbains. The historical archives include postcards on transport and rolling stock, a collection of transport tickets, passes, and maps. Location: RATP’s headquarter near Gare de Lyon.
Address: 54 quai de la Rapée or 189 rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris. Nearest metro station: Gare de Lyon.
Hours (check before visiting): Reception hall: Tue to Sat 10:30am-2:30pm, 3:30-6:30pm Historical archives: by appointment only.
Reference: Memory and the identity of the RATP brand (official website).
 Museum type: on occasion AMTUIR – Musée des Transports Urbains. Outside of Paris, this museum is open only for group tours or for the public only on special occasions.
Address: 1 rue Gabriel de Mortillet, Chelles, Ile-De-France.
Hours (check before visiting): Open to the public at European Night of Museums in May and on the third weekend in September. Features: Group tours: amtuir@orange.fr or tel. 01 6020 4550.
Reference: amtuir.org, facebook.com (official website). en.parisinfo.com, parisianfields.com.
Philadelphia Museum type: transport SEPTA Transit Museum and Shop. This small museum documents the history of Philadelphia's mass transportation systems and its impact on social, political, and economic life. Location: In SEPTA's headquarters building.
Address: 1234 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-3701, Tel. 215-580-7168. Nearest metro station: 13th Street (Market-Frankford line).
Hours (check before visiting): Monday through Friday 10 am until 5 pm, Saturday until 3 pm. Admission: free.
Reference: septa.org (official website). fodors.com.
Prague Museum type: transport Public Transport Museum. Contains over 40 historical vehicles (mainly trams) and many other exhibits - models, photographs, historical documents, tickets and blueprints. Inauguration: 1993. Location: Tram depot.
Address: Patockova 4, Prague 6.
Hours (check before visiting): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: 25 CZK.
Reference: dpp.cz (official website).
Pyongyang Museum type: metro Pyongyang Metro Museum. Covers the events leading to the opening of the Metro in 1973, as well as operations and future plans.
Reference: pyongyang-metro.com (scroll down to 'museum').
Rotterdam Museum type: transport Openbaar Vervoer Museum. Shows the city's transportation modes including the metro.
Address: Oostplein 165, 3011 KZ Rotterdam, 0031 (0) 6 41 91 73 27. Nearest metro station: Oostplein.
Hours (check before visiting): Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 - 17:00. Admission: 2.50 EUR. Features: Library, restaurant, films.
Reference: openbaarvervoermuseum.nl (official website). stichtingromeo.nl, rotterdam.nl.
Saint Louis Museum type: transport Museum of Transportation. Houses "..one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world," according to the Smithsonian Institution. Includes some historic subway trains from Chicago and New York City.
Address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis, MO 63122.
Hours (check before visiting): Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, extended in summers. Admission: 6 USD.
Reference: transportmuseumassociation.org (official website).
Saint Petersburg Museum type: metro Saint Petersburg Metro Museum. Here are the materials on the development of public transport in St. Petersburg, its architecture and metro stations. Includes photos of metro stations, full scale model of a metro cab with driver, lots of machine parts, technical info, commemorative objects, documents, and a short animated film for kids. Inauguration: 2005. Location: Primorskaya station building (after moving here from Avtovo train depot).
Address: Odoevskogo, 29. May be hard to find, ticket office is hidden behind a pillar. Nearest metro station: Primorskaya.
Hours (check before visiting): Monday to Saturday. Admission: RUB 300. Features: Guided tours on Thu and Fri. Sat with reservation only.
Reference: metro.spb.ru (official website). visit-petersburg.ru.
Sapporo Museum type: transport Sapporo Transportation Museum. This museum explains how Sapporo’s public transportation has changed with the city’s development over the years. It exhibits nearly 1,000 items including historical trains and buses as well as their parts, uniforms, and tickets. Inauguration: 2016. Location: Jietai Mae station (south entrance) on Namboku Line.
Address: Sapporo Minami-ku, Makomanaihigashi-cho 1-chome. Nearest metro station: Jietai Mae.
Hours (check before visiting): 10am to 4pm on Sat, Sun, holidays from May to September. Daily from end of July to mid-August. Admission: free. Features: Ten trams, five subway cars, snow clearing vehicles, buses. 250 square meters of indoor space plus large outdoor areas.
Reference: stsp.or.jp (official website). welcome.city.sapporo.jp.
Seoul Museum type: railway Gyeonggi Railroad Museum. The museum, as the name suggests, is about artifacts and vehicles from the over 100 years of railroad history in Korea from steam engines to high-speed trains. It was founded by Korail. The museum also exhibits subway and commuter trains. Indoors 2,900, outdoors 1,900 square meters. Inauguration: 1997.
Address: 142 Cheoldobangmulgwan-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do. Nearest metro station: Uiwang (Line 1).
Hours (check before visiting): April to October: 09:00-18:00. November to February: 09:00-17:00. Admission closes 1 hour earlier. Admission: 2000 won. Features: Gift store, lecture room, nursing room.
Reference: railroadmuseum.co.kr, info.korail.com (official website). visitkorea.or.kr, rachelkso.blogspot.de.
Shanghai Museum type: metro Shanghai Metro Museum. China's first professional metro museum has 3000 square meters full of dioramas, interactive displays, simulators, and 5D cinemas all explaining the history of the Shanghai Metro. Inauguration: 2014.
Address: 779 Wuzhong Lu, email. Nearest metro station: Ziteng Lu.
Hours (check before visiting): 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesday (for individuals), Wednesday and Friday (for groups). Booking required. Admission: free. Features: films, gift shop.
Reference: smartshanghai.com, timeoutshanghai.com.
 Museum type: specialty Shanghai Maglev Museum. Dedicated to the history and technology of Maglev trains in the world, the museum has five themed sections: Birth of Maglev, Maglev Shanghai Line, Maglev Technology, Maglev Superiorities, Prospects for Maglev. Inauguration: 2007. Location: In the Longyang Road Maglev station at street level.
Nearest metro station: Longyang Road.
Hours (check before visiting): 9 am to 5 pm every day. Admission: 10 RMB.
Reference: smtdc.com (official website). gov.cn.
Singapore Museum type: specialty Land Transport Gallery. This museum focuses on the land transport history and integrated urban planning in the city state, part of it dedicated to MRT development. Sections include world's cities, Singapore's transport history, formative years, today's land transport master plan, and visions. In a "Challenge Theatre", visitors can join an interactive multi-player transport planning game. Inauguration: 2008. Location: Within the premises of the LTA.
Address: No 1 Hampshire Road, Block 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428, Tel. 6396 2550. Nearest metro station: Little India (exit E).
Hours (check before visiting): Mondays to Saturdays: 9.30am to 5pm. Admission: free. Features: Souvenir shop, guided tours.
Reference: lta.gov.sg/ltgallery (official website).
Stockholm Museum type: tram Spårvägsmuseet. Mainly trams but also a some subway exhibits, including pictures and models about art in the stations.
Address: Tegelviksgatan 22 (bus 2, 55, 66 to Sofia).
Hours (check before visiting): Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–4pm. Admission: 30 SKR. Features: Interactive installations, library, shop and café with play area.
Reference: sparvagsmuseet.sl.se (official website). stockholmmuseum.com.
Tokyo Museum type: metro Tokyo Subway Museum (Chikatetsu Hakubutsukan). Shows the full story of Tokyo subways in fascinating detail. Inauguration: 1986.
Address: 6-3-1 Higashi-Kasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134-0084 (100 m east of Kasai station). Nearest metro station: Kasai.
Hours (check before visiting): Closed Mondays. Admission: 200 YEN. Features: Museum shop, lecture-hall, rest lounge, library.
Reference: chikahaku.jp (in Japanese) (official website). japaneserailwaysociety.com.
 Museum type: commuter rail Keio Rail-Land. This small museum is operated by the private railway operator Keio Corporation. The outdoor exhibition area houses five former Keio EMU cars. Keio Rail-Land offers many attractions, including a large-scale ‘experience simulator’ where visitors can operate a train and learn, touch, and experience how railroads work. Inauguration: 2000.
Address: Hino City, Tokyo Hodokubo 3-36-39, phone: 042-593-3526. Nearest metro station: Tama-Dobutsu-Koen (Dobutsuen Line, Tama Monorail).
Hours (check before visiting): 9:30 to 17:30, last entry: 17:00. Closed: Wednesday. Admission: 250 Yen. Features: Simulator, diorama, quiz station, mini train, vehicle exhibition.
Reference: keio-rail-land.jp (official website). japan-trip.jp.
 Museum type: commuter rail The Railway Museum. 30 km north of Tokyo, located in Saitama, this is Japan's leading railway museum and the centerpiece of the JR East 20th Anniversary Memorial Project. The museum preserves both the physical elements and heritage of trams, commuter railways and railways in Japan and abroad. The museum also conducts research and development. Features trains and driving simulators of Shinkansen, Keihin Tohoku Line, Yamanote Line, and others. Inauguration: 2007.
Address: 3-47, Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama, tel. 048-651-0088. Nearest metro station: Shinkansen to JR Omiya Station and New Shuttle rubber-tyred people mover to Tetsudo-Hakubutsukan.
Hours (check before visiting): 10:00-18:00, closed on Tuesdays. Admission: 1000 Yen. Features: 30 railway cars, train cab simulators, railway model dioramas, cafeteria, museum shop, research room.
Reference: railway-museum.jp (official website).
Vienna Museum type: tram Wiener Straßenbahnmuseum. Tram museum with little reference to the subway. Inauguration: 1972. Location: Historic maintenance station.
Address: Straßenbahnremise Erdberg, Wien 3, entrance at Ludwig-Koeßler-Platz (near Stadionbrücke). Nearest metro station: Schlachthausgasse.
Hours (check before visiting): May through September on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays 9:00 - 16:00.
Reference: wiener-tramwaymuseum.org (official website).
 Museum type: specialty Otto Wagner Pavilion. A permanent exhibition documenting the life and work of Vienna's most influential architect Otto Wagner. The exhibition includes the Stadtbahn project from 1898 that is today part of the metro network. Wagner was engaged not only in the Art Nouveau station designs but in the whole artistic vision of the urban railway, from the largest viaduct to the slimmest handrail. The exhibition also includes "non-metro" works of the architect, like the famous Postsparkasse building. Inauguration: 2005. Location: A former entrance building of Karlsplatz urban rail station.
Address: Karlsplatz, A-1040 Wien. Nearest metro station: Karlsplatz.
Hours (check before visiting): April to October 9:00 to 18:00 except Mondays. Closed 1 May. Admission: 2 EUR, Sundays free.
Reference: wienmuseum.at (official website).
Wuhan Museum type: metro Wuhan Metro Museum. On an area of about 450 square meters, the museum is about history, science and culture of Wuhan Metro as well as the metros of the world in general. Technology of construction and operating, driving simulator. Inauguration: 2013. Location: In Metro Line 2's Wangjiadun East station, D1 exit.
Nearest metro station: Wangjiadun East.
Hours (check before visiting): Wednesday to Sunday 9 to 12 and 14 to 17. Admission: free.
Reference: en.wikipedia.org, changjiangtimes.com.
Yokohama Museum type: tram Yokohama Municipal Tramway Museum. The museum preserves some Yokohama tram cars, model trains, old photos, maps, and materials including a subway train simulator, which is modeled on Yokohama Municipal Subway type 2000. Inauguration: 1973. Location: At the corner of a former tram depot.
Address: 3-1-53 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama-shi, 235-0012. Nearest metro station: Negishi JR station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, then bus #21 or #78 to terminal stop Shiden-Hozonkan.
Hours (check before visiting): Daily 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30) except Monday (if holiday, next day). Admission: 100 Yen. Features: Library, subway simulator, museum shop.
Reference: shiden.yokohama (official website). japaneserailwaysociety.com, wcities.com.




Berlin S-Bahn Museum

Museum shop and historic signs.

London Transport Museum

Architectural models of tube stations in the new Design section.

New York Transit Museum

Collection of historic fare gates.




Photos by M. Rohde. Page updated 17 July 2016, database entries may be more recent.


Reference

General reference about metro/subway museums:
Reynolds, Robert: people.reed.edu/~reyn
Schleife, Hans-Werner et al.: Metros der Welt. Geschichte, Technik, Betrieb. Transpress 1992.
Schwandl, Robert: Rapid Transit Museums, urbanrail.net









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