We continue to get acquainted with the unusual museums of the city. This Sunday we went to the museum of steam locomotives, which is located right at the central railway station. They came very well – they had time to take a tour of the city on a train, the course is held once a day on Saturdays and Sundays. So, our impressions.
In fact, you can visit the museum separately and take a separate ride in the car, which pulls a real locomotive. But for those who bought a ticket for the excursion, visiting the museum is free.
We are very lucky. We arrived at the station at 14.00, at 14.10 we found the museum’s ticket office, and there we learned that 10 minutes later, the locomotive was departing from the other side of the station with the only excursion on the day. We had time!
But there was a surprise waiting. The train goes almost along the route of the city train, but without stopping. And this is not much, not a little, 2.5 hours. Yes, we were offered tea-coffee, but we didn’t take anything with us, and there they don’t sell anything.
The excursion is insanely informative. They tell about each area through which we pass, about little-known landmarks, legends and stories associated with them. I learned so much about my city, which I probably wouldn’t have found on the Internet for a couple of months.
But 2.5 hours in a sitting position and with a huge flow of information is hard. Uncle at the next table to the middle of the tour just fell asleep. The rain had just ended, and the sun was well heated in its window.
What to speak about the child, who by the middle of the excursion was already noticeably toiling. The only thing that delighted the daughter was the transition between the cars. In general, when the guide said Thank you all for your patience, many smiled knowingly, but I wanted to applaud.
Actually a museum
But our sufferings were more than compensated by the museum exposition! About 7 different steam and electric locomotives and the same number of cars of the last century. They were not allowed on electric locomotives, but it was possible to climb along and across the old steam locomotives and wagons. At this point the child broke away to the full.
Screaming I’m scared! daughter climbed all the nooks, climbed onto the roof of the special wagon. And the most interesting is that in the cabins of locomotives there is a mass of different levers and valves. Most of them, however, are blocked, but something is spinning and moving. It is impossible to drive children out of there.
The only thing that embarrassed me, security is not thought out at all. Even when children climbed to the roof for 8-10 years, I still was scared for them. On the other hand, if you install some additional security features – exposure will suffer.
Therefore, I did not leave a single step from my five-year-old child, and all the locomotives crawled behind her along all possible paths. By the way, what else was pleasantly surprised – I class cars of the last century. Red and green velor, tapestry fabric, all possible amenities – you could really live there.
The child liked the trolley the most. Although she was tied to the car, but even 30 cm round-trip, pulling the lever is an extravaganza extravaganza. And adults can turn a huge valve to fill tanks with water.
In general, the museum is recommended to everyone. If you go with children, then it is better to go directly to the exposition – it costs 4 times cheaper than an excursion, and the child will receive emotions from the sea. If it is interesting to get acquainted with the history of the city, then you can look at the tour before that. But then take something to eat and refresh yourself.