We are inviting you to visit a steam depot, which is over 110 years old. Relive with us the period of steam locomotives dominanting the railways. In addition to steam and diesel locomotives, you will also see a battery engine from 1916. Passenger and freight railcars are an integral part of the exhibition. Furthermore there is a railroad crane, low loader for transporting railcars on road or mechanical signals for example. In addition, you will learn about the daily life in the steam depot and how steam engines are operated. Find out more about the life and control of the railways. The museum also hosts a number of nostalgic rides and other events during the season.
Museum opening hours
|January to April||closed, visits can be arranged|
|May and June||Saturdays, Sundays and holidays||from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|July and August||daily||from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|September and October||Saturdays, Sundays and holidays||from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|November and December||closed, visits can be arranged|
|Basic (adults)||80 CZK|
|Discounted (children from 6 to 15 years, students to the age of 26, retirees, disabled)||60 CZK|
|Halved (children from 3 to 6 years)||40 CZK|
|Children under 3||Free of charge|
|Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children under 15)||220 CZK|
If you are interested in a tour of the railway museum past the opening hours, or if you are planning an excursion with an organized group, please contact us using the email or phone number below. Tours are not limited to a minimum number of people, we do them even for one visitor. Minimum admission past opening hours is 300CZK. Tour contact person:
Visitors can choose whether to see the exhibition themselves or with a guide. For a tour without a guide, signs with brief information and technical data are provided for significant exhibits (only in czech language).
Guided tours usually start on request of visitors, there is no exact time for the tour. Newcomers can join the ongoing group or wait for the next. The guide introduces visitors to the individual parts of the steam depot, its operation and history. He also gives basic information about the museum's exhibits. The tour time ranges from 40 to 90 minutes according to the visitors' interest. It is also possible to carry out foreign language tours, but it is necessary to book in advance, otherwise it depends on the abilities of the present guide.
Where to find us
The railway museum "Výtopna Jaroměř" is located in the former steam depot next to the Jaroměř railway station in direction of Hradec Králové. From the station you can reach us by path along the mechanical signals exhibiton. The direction to the museum is also marked on the tourist signpost in front of the station.
Map of the museum
- 1. Ticket office, WC, gift shop
- 2. Path to the museum
- 3. Round-house, main exhibition
- 4. Coal deposit
- 5. Turn-table
- 6. Water tower
- 7. Ashpit with water crane
- 8. Mechanical signals exhibition
- 9. Low loader for road transport
- 10. Disassembled coal crane
- 11. Passenger railcars' body
- 12. Jaroměř railway station
- 13. Parts of class 464.0 steam locomotive
- 14. Paring lot
The exact placement of locomotives, railcars and other exhibits can change.
On the main roads in Jaroměř, the way to the museum is marked by directional signs of brown color with the pictogram of the steam locomotive and the inscription museum. You can park your car in the parking lot in front of or opposite the station building. From there follow the pavement to the steam depot.
If you come by train, exit the station building and head left to the path into the museum.
On foot or by bike
There is a yellow tourist trail leading to the Jaroměř railway station and from the station there are pointers to the pavement along the mechanical signals exhibition to the museum. St. James' Trail and the Elbe Cycle Path are nearby and the city's signposts lead to the station and directly to the railway museum. Bikes, strollers or backpacks can be deposited in the ticket office.