TRANSPORT MUSEUMS IN ST. PETERSBURG
Museum of urban electric transport
The Museum of urban electric transport is located on the territory of the tram Park on Vasilievsky island. The Museum’s exhibits occupy a tram depot built in 1906-1908 in the art Nouveau architectural style designed by the architect A. A. Lamagin. Guests of the Museum get a unique chance to feel like real time travelers. The exhibition is based on a chronological principle and demonstrates the development of urban public transport in St. Petersburg from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century. In total, 22 tram cars and 7 trolleybus models are presented to the visitors (including the unique pre-war YTB-1 trolleybus, the only one preserved in the world, and on the move). Here you can trace the evolution of technical thought and how the appearance of urban transport has changed over time. All the exhibits are open for study, and the smallest details of the salons are preserved. You can go inside the cars, visit the driver’s cab, sit in the conductor’s seat, see how the switch mechanisms are activated. All the Museum’s exhibits are maintained in good technical condition, participate in retro exhibitions, city parades and historical films.
Russian Railway Museum
The Museum complex is located on an area of more than 50,000 square meters. Two buildings — the old locomotive depot building and a spectacular modern building-are United by a glass gallery with a suspension bridge into a single space.
The tour routes pass through a collection of rare and legendary steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, wagons and other railway equipment. Historical artifacts coexist with existing models, interactive installations and temporary exhibition halls, forming an unusual and fascinating Museum space. In total, there are 29 thousand exhibits, and you can get information about most of them using special electronic information kiosks. In addition, there are 38 multimedia installations on display. In addition to the old railway equipment, which is considered the pride of Russian technology, there are completely new exhibits that no one has seen before. This is a new and modern Museum where you can get acquainted with the past and present of Railways.
St. Petersburg metro Museum
The metro is not only a complex engineering structure, but also an architectural monument. The history of the Saint Petersburg metro is full of interesting and dramatic events, which are reflected in the exhibition. The Museum’s collection was created by metro employees and a team of creative artists.
This is a modern exhibition and educational complex that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the subway. The use of sophisticated lighting and multimedia systems creates a special metro atmosphere. The basic principles of metro operation are clearly presented in a unique layout: four cars of the sample of the 1960s move through the tunnel, enter different types of stations, and go to the depot at night. Visitors are given the opportunity to be in the control center of the metro’s life support systems, to get acquainted with the work of the train dispatcher and the operator of the situation center. The fragment of the head car — one of the most popular exhibits of the old exposition — has been improved. Now it is a real modern simulator. A rich collection of newsreels and videos dedicated to the metro is presented in the Interactive center’s cinema.
Route 66 retro car Museum
Museum of automobile classics of the United States “Museum Route 66” -a unique interactive project, the main characters of which were American cars produced in the 1940s-1970s.
An atypical project not only for connoisseurs of retro cars, but also for the whole of St. Petersburg. The permanent automobile exhibition in Saint Petersburg presents more than a dozen conceptual thematic zones, each of which recreates the atmosphere of your favorite movies. Each of the interactive zones is unique in its own way, so each car is presented in the format of an entire art object.