The Flam Railway Museum, Norway

The Flam Railway Museum is a free museum in Flam that explains just what went into the making of the Flam Railway line. I’d deliberately given myself a bit of time in Flam before I had to get the train back which I would recommend doing, if only to stretch your legs!

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The museum has a lot of interesting artefacts that relate to the building of the railway. When the Bergen railway opened in 1907 horse-drawn carriages were used to get passengers up the ascent to Myrdal from Flam. The ascent was so steep that horses were only allowed to carry one passenger at a time.

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Other displays include the tools that would have been used to build the railway line,

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and of course some of the trains that would have used the line.

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It’s an interesting look at the railway and I’d recommend a visit. Not to mention a walk through Flam itself – and the Aurlandsfjord which is really quite beautiful in its own right.

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More of my photos from the museum can be found here, and those of Flam here.

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