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Trans-Siberian: The World’s Longest Railway

UPDATE: Despite our best efforts, the exhibition Trans-Siberian: The World’s Longest Railway, which was to open at the National Railway Museum with a smaller display at the Science Museum from June this year, has been postponed until 2022.

This was a difficult decision, but we believe it’s the right one, because of the continued and unprecedented global travel disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ultimately, we want this exhibition to be of the very highest quality, with objects and stories drawn from around the world to bring to life the extraordinary experience and achievement of the Trans-Siberian Railway. By delaying until next year, we give ourselves the best possible opportunity to deliver a fantastic experience for our visitors.

We are currently working with our lenders and principal partners, JSC Russian Railways, and we look forward to the exhibition going ahead in 2022.

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Inspirational and legendary—this is the story of the colossal engineering feats that allowed travellers to cross a continent in style.

A small display about the Trans-Siberian Railway will be opening at the Science Museum in support of the major exhibition about this astonishing feat of engineering at the National Railway Museum in York. 

Spanning 5,722 miles across seven time zones, the Trans-Siberian Railway was completed on 5 October 1916 after 25 years of engineering, ingenuity, innovation and back-breaking labour.

The exhibition at the National Railway Museum will explore the extraordinary engineering challenge behind the railways construction, its social and economic impact on Russia and the unique experience of travelling on board.

(Header image © The Amur Bridge, JSC Russian Railways)

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