Railway museum in Oxelösund
Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum is a railway museum in the centre of the town of Öxelosund. It presents the history and development of the railway in the region.
As soon as you enter the museum grounds, you come across a red wooden building, the exhibition hall. Through pictures and exhibits you can learn more about the development of the railway in Oxelösund and how it has influenced the town. The content of the exhibition changes regularly and makes every visit interesting.
Behind the exhibition hall you will find the roundhouse from 1903, which has a total of 12 stands that can be operated with the help of the 18-metre turntable. In the locomotive shed, the historic locomotives are maintained and restored, a process that you can observe during a visit and which makes Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum a living museum.
Of course, the museum's exhibition also includes numerous railway vehicles. You will find some of them scattered around the grounds, in the locomotive shed or in the modern vehicle hall. The collection of steam locomotives, electric and diesel locomotives as well as various passenger and freight wagons is constantly growing and some of them are the last of their kind.
Visiting Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum
It is best to park your car in the large parking lot on the other side of the tracks. On the short walk to the museum, you have the opportunity to visit the former railway park, which is now Oxelösund town park. You will find it on the opposite side of the road from the old railway station. It also still exists, but has been converted into a private business and residential building.
During your visit, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and pastry in the railway café. It is located in a historic dining car from 1929 and offers a very special ambience.
The creation of Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum
As in most regions in Sweden, the railway connection to Oxelösund had only a limited lifetime. In the 1980s, passenger traffic was discontinued and on April 19, 1990, the last freight train reached Oxelösund, an iron ore delivery from the mines in Grängesberg.
In 2008, five railway enthusiasts met and developed the idea of a museum. Two years later they founded the association Föreningen Sörmlands Veteranjärnväg, known as FSVJ, with the aim of establishing a railway museum in Oxelösund. They more than succeeded.
Oxelösunds Järnvägsmuseum: Opening hours & admission
Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00
Last update: 06/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.