Estonian Museum Railway at Lavassaare

Ülejõe tänav 1, Lavassaare alev, Pärnu


You can learn about the history of narrow-track railway in Estonia (1895-1975) in the former peat industry region at Lavassaare.
More than 70 items of rolling stock, including five steam engines, can be seen in the museum that was established in the 1980s. The exhibition inside the museum includes more than 500 different historical photos, items and documents. You can also buy pictures depicting the history of railway. Useful information! You can go for a ride on a museum train from June to September. You can choose whether you want to cover the 2 km railway section on a steam, diesel or picnic train.

Times and prices

Is open advance bookings only

Monday–saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Monday–friday: closed

Is open advance bookings only

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Getting there

We are located in Pärnu County, 17 km north-west from Pärnu, in the midst of fens in Lavassaare Village. There are three ways to reach us: - via Audru and Jõõpre if you come from Pärnu, - via Pärnu-Jaagupi and Vahenurme if you come from Tallinn, - turn right before the bridge on the Sauga River on the Tallinn-Pärnu Road, go via Nurme, Ullaste and Jõõpre.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Raudteemuuseum; Raudtee; Lavassaare
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