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Flåm Railway Museum

Flam Railway Museum

The Flåm Railway Museum

Get to know the exciting stories behind building the Flåm Railway, the world's steepest railway, with a visit to Flåm Railway Museum. The museum gives you insights into the hardworking people who built this masterpiece, as well as the many technical and legal challenges of building it.

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Practical information

The museum is located next to Flåm Station

Opening hours: 

Daily: 13:00 - 15:00

Closed: 24th, 26th & 31st December

Free entrance

A journey back in Norwegian history

The year is 1924 and construction of the Flåm Railway had finally begun. The work of building the 20-kilometre-long railway from Flåm to Myrdal was not easy: 20 tunnels, totalling 5,692 metres were to be constructed – 18 of these by hand! Constructing the railway took more than fifteen years and it took nearly seventy years from planning to completing the work. In 1940, the railway was ready to operate traffic.

Authentic exhibition

The impressive engineering includes exciting stories about hard-working people and technical challenges, as well as the rural culture in Flåm and nearby areas. You can visualise the history through an extensive collection of pictures, videos and artifacts. Amongst the items exhibited are an authentic El 9 locomotive, an old electric shunting engine and rail-inspection trolleys.

 

Free entrance!

The yellow Flåm Railway Museum and store on a sunny winterday with snow on the ground and mountains.

Unique Flåm Railway souvenirs

When visiting the museum, make sure to stop by the souvenir shop at the entrance. Here you will find unique Flåm Railway items perfect for any train enthusiast as well as children of all ages, such as Lego-style building blocks. 

If you do not want to carry your purchases with you for the rest of your holiday, buy them on our online store Memories from Norway instead and get it shipped to your home.