Museum / Gallery
#5 of 45 Places to Visit in Mysore
Distance (From Mysore Junction): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of about 500 meters from Mysore Railway Station & 2.5 Kms from KSRTC Bus Station, Railway Museum is situated adjacent to the railway station on Krishnaraja Sagar Road. This Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways and it was the earliest railway museums set up in India. A visit to Railway Museum is one of the top things to do in Mysore.
The museum houses a great collection of different models of trains ran by India Railways throughout the history. This collection consists of engines running on narrow gauge, meter gauge and broad gauge tracks, inspection coaches, engines from different periods, a cart running with steam, etc. There is also a private train with two coaches used by Maharaja of Mysore exhibited in Sri Ranga Pavilion which has a Maharani's saloon carriage dating back to 1899. The Pavilion also houses several artifacts used during the initial days like different models of telephones, furniture, etc.
It also exhibits several photographs and memorable moments in the development of railways. The Chamundi Gallery showcases some great paintings related to Indian Railways. Steam engines including the first steam engine and signaling accessories from the beginning of the railways in India are interesting to watch.
A mini train operated by battery takes the visitors out for a joy ride on the museum grounds. Railway museum is a wonderful place to visit, especially for kids to learn about Railway History and science behind the railways.
Timings: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Adults, Rs. 10 for Children, Rs. 20 for Camera, and Rs. 30 for Video Cam, Rs.10 for Toy Train.