Part of the preserved Haifa East station building at the museum
Israel Railway Museum is the national railway museum of Israel, located in Haifa. The railway museum is located at the Haifa East Railway Station which nowadays no longer serves passengers.
The museum features the railway history of Israel back to 1892 with the inauguration of the first line between Jaffa and Jerusalem. The location itself is an attraction, as it was the shed for the Jezreel Valley branch of the former Hejaz Railway. The museum is located within the historic stone buildings of Haifa East Station – the original station of the legendary “Valley Train”. The museum features a collection of rolling stock, signs, tickets and other items. The museum has both an indoor and an outdoor section.
During the visit, you will pass over a pedestrian bridge crossing the active railway lines of the Station, offering a magnificent view of the passing trains, and of Haifa at the lower part of the Carmel. On the other side of the bridge you’ll find the building that houses the Museum’s small exhibits featuring historical tools and equipment, pictures, cards, stamps and train models, among other artefacts.