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Tram Museum

Amos Anderson Art Museum
Address: Toolonkatu 51 A
Phone: +358-(0)9-169-3576
Working Hours: Sunday - Thursday: from 11.00 to 16.00. From 1.06 to 31.07 closed. From 2.09 to 2.10 special opening hours. Thursdays - free admission

The Tram Museum, a part of the Helsinki City Museum, is housed in in the city's oldest tram depot, which was founded in 1900. Trams as a regular service were started in 1891 in Helsinki, so till nowadays they have been in service for over 100 years. The Tram Museum was founded in 1980-s, the building of the depot was fully converted to the museum in 1992. In 1993 the museum was opened for public.

The exhibition of the Tram Museum, which was recently renewed, is devoted to the history of Helsinki public transport connected with trams, numerous related exhibits and transport databank. The Museum presents the history of public transport in Helsinki. The most remarkable exhibits are surely old trams. First horse-driven trams and open carriages, which were very popular among the locals in summertime, for the last time appeared in the streets of Helsinki during Summer Olympics of 1952. In the carriages the visitors can see dummies of passengers, drivers and conductors. The exposition includes the professional cloth of tram drivers and conductors, special tools and devices, which were used in different periods of the tram history.

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