Ghoom Railway Museum

Ghoom Railway Museum

DHR Ghum Museum is one of the three museums of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. It’s located at the Ghum railway station premises. The museum room is right above the Ghum station. Ghum (also spelt as Ghoom) is country’s highest rail station at an altitude of 7,400ft. The other two DHR museums are located at Kurseong and Sukna. In 1999, the famous narrow gauge Toy Train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status. And in the year 2000, the Ghum Museum was established and opened to the visitors to showcase its heritage. Right opposite the Ghum platform, there is the entry gate to the museum premises. As you enter through the gate, there is an open space with a small garden around. On the right is the much touted Baby Sivok, the oldest toy train engine of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways that started its operation in 1881 providing the first ever rail link through the mountains. You can actually see the inside of the engine from a close distance and also that of a coach attached to it. If you plan to take the Toy Train Joy Ride from Darjeeling which comes to Ghum and goes back, then this DHR Ghum Museum will be part of the ride. The train stops at the Ghum station for a while and passengers are given free entry to the museum. The DHR Ghum Museum is open between 10am to 1:30pm and again from 2pm until 4pm. There is an entry fee Rs. 20/- per person.

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