Museum of Railway on Silesia

Jaworzyna Śląska,

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Towarowa, 4, Jaworzyna Śląska

58-140, Lower Silesia, Poland

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The locomotive shed was built in connection with the expansion of the railway station in Jaworzyna Śląska at the beginning of the 20th century. The facility was put into use in the summer of 1909. It served its function as a place of steam locomotive operation until the end of the 90s of the twentieth century. Then it was transformed into a state open-air museum of steam locomotives, which was finally closed in 2002. In 2004, it was handed over to the management of the Foundation, which launched the Railway Museum. It is the largest historic locomotive shed in Poland, preserved for museum purposes, with all the necessary and operational elements for servicing locomotives, including steam locomotives. The museum’s collection houses over 140 railway vehicles – locomotives, wagons, and other special rail vehicles, including a number of operational ones. The intention of the Foundation is to maintain the locomotive shed in the formula of a living museum of technology, i.e. a museum not only collecting technical monuments but presenting them in motion, in accordance with their original purpose.