The Rail Museum at Howrah highlights the history and heritage of the railways in the eastern part of the country, with special focus on the history of Howrah station, the second largest and one of the most busiest railway stations in the country, and the railways in eastern India in general. Also on display are pictorial histories of ECR (East Central Railway Zone), SER (South Eastern Railway Zone), NFR (North-East Frontier Railway Zone) and the Metro Railway, Kolkata. A few old and rare drawings, forms, documents, a fascinating collection of philately, 150-year-old steam locomotives, carriages, salon cars and trains are also some of the attractions here. A few old coaches have also been turned into restaurants and snack counters for a gastronomic journey down memory lane.

Category
Specialised, Railways
Established
2006
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
10:30 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Rs 10/-
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Address
Foreshore Road, Howrah Railway Station, Howrah
Getting There
Next to Howrah Station (new complex)
Facilities
Additional Facilities
A toy train service that runs the entire length of the museum (Rs 10/- per head)
Managed By
Others Indian Railways
Docent Guide
No
Person In-charge
Other, Mr. Debasis Ghoshal (Heritage Inspector)
Email
elabhwh@hwh.railnet.gov.in
Phone
(033) 2641 3709