Estonian Museum Railway

Estonian Museum Railway in Lavassaare is the only narrow-gauge railway museum in Estonia, which exposition includes a working steam locomotive. Narrow-gauge was founded in 19th century in Estonian and Livonian governorate for economical development of regional industries. Special sidings were used by Kohila Paper Factory, Järvakandi Glass Factory, Narva Kreenholm Cotton Factory, Loksa Brick Factory, Saku Brewery etc.

With the COVID-19 safety label, trusted to us by Visit Pärnu we confirm that we follow the requirements and instructions of the Government and the Health Board of Estonia established for our field of activity, we keep up to date with the information and help visitors to comply with the virus prevention rules on site.

Steamdays on 15 and 16 of June 2024

Steamdays on 15 and 16 of June 2024

We continue to celebrate 100 anniversary of our locomotive shed with steam train running. Train operate wit usual timetable on Saturdays and Sundays wit usual price list. Several souvenirs in ticket office. You welcome to steaming!

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Events 2024

Events 2024

15. - 16. June - steamdays 13. -14. July - steamdays 10.-11. August - steamdays 31. Sept. - 1. August steamdays for schoolchilds 14.-15. September - steamdays 26.-27. October - steamdays 14. December - Christmas steamday

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How to get here?

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Estonian Museum Railway is located at the Pärnu county in the south-western part of Estonia, 17 km’s from Pärnu to north-west in Lavassaare settlement between the bogs. There are three possibilities to reach us:

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To go from Tallinn via Pärnu-Jaagupi and Vahenurme

turning right at Tallinn-Pärnu road to Pärnu-Jaagupi;

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To go via Nurme and Jõõpre

turning right at Tallinna-Pärnu road before the bridge of Sauga River;

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To go from Pärnu via Audru and Jõõpre.

The last way is the longest from Tallinn but it is the best being the only entirely paved road.

Opening hours

May

Sa. 11:00-18:00; Su. 11:00-17:00

other days only for groups by the reservations:
museumrail@suhtlus.ee
+372 527 2584

June–August

The museum is opened for everyone!
Mo-Sat 11:00-18:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

September

Sat 11:00-18:00,
Sun 11:00-17:00.
On week-days only for groups by the reservations!

October

Only for groups by the reservations:
museumrail@suhtlus.ee
+372 527 2584

Museum is grateful for supports! New supporters are always welcome, as well as photos, memoires etc, concerning the history of Estonian narrow-gauge railways.