Railway Museum in Mysore

The Railway Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways, the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi. The museum is situated opposite the CFT Research Institute on Krishnaraja Sagar Road. The museum has a good collection of photographs and objects related to the development of the railways. As the museum was the first one to be established it set a good pattern for regional display of objects related to the railways. A striking feature of the museum is the Chamundi Gallery that showcases a distinctive and interesting collection of photographs and paintings portraying the growth of the railways.

Another unique feature of the museum is the Sri Ranga Pavilion that houses two royal coaches. These coaches belonged to the Maharaja of Mysore and give you an idea about the grand fashion in which the royalty traveled. Another interesting exhibit in the Rail Museum is the Maharani's saloon carriage that has a kitchen, dinning car unit and royal toilet dating back to 1899. Most of the exhibits in the museum were once housed in Mysore Palace. The first steam engine that was built is exhibited here and has been preserved very well.

Among the other things exhibited here are steam engines, signals etc. The museum also has a battery-operated mini-train that takes you on a ride around the grounds of the museum. This toy train is the main attraction for small children.

The Railway Museum has a number of galleries which depict the development and growth of railway systems in India. It has locomotives and a gallery of photographs and paintings depicting the growth of railways in India. Railway signals and lights are also displayed.

The first engine ever used can be spotted at the entrance. Railway coaches used by Mysore Maharaja, photograph of Austin Model of 1925, Saloon Carriage of Maharani and Wagnall 119 ER are among the major attractions of the Railway Museum. Apart from these, AWG Bagnall No.1625, locomotives built by North British Locomotive Co and W.G.Bagnall are also displayed at the museum. A working model of the steam locomotive designed by technicians from Mechanical Department can be seen here. The museum includes mini rides on trains and a small kids play park.

Timings Entry Fee / Fare
All days of the week except Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Railway Museum Mysore
KRS Road, Opp. CFTRI, Medar Block,
Yadavagiri, Mysuru, Karnataka 570005