Must visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum Museum

Must visit Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum Museum

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum or Ghoom Museum was established and opened in the year of 2000 to the visitors to showcase its heritage. The Ghum Museum was established just after the famous narrow-gauge Toy Train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was accorded the UNESCO World Heritage status in the year of 1999. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum Museum is located right above the Ghum or Ghoom railway station premises. Among three museums of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Ghum Museum is one and the other two are Kurseong Museum which is situated in Kurseong and Sukna Museum which is situated in Sukna, all the museum has its own collections and the history. As soon as you reach the Ghoom platform, there is the entry gate to Ghum museum and as you enter through the entry gate there is a small garden and an open space with the much-touted Baby Sivok. It is the oldest toy train engine of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways that started its operation in 1881 providing the first-ever rail link through the mountains. One can see the engine from a close distance and also that of a coach attached to it. Baby Sivok is the oldest toy train engine of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The museum building is lead by a wooden stairway which is on the other end of the garden. The Ghoom museum has many rare collections of old artefacts of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and most of the items like the rare photographs of the toy train and many more were donated by the ex-employees of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway will be a part of toy train ride if you are riding a toy train joy ride which comes to Ghum from Darjeeling and back and the train stops at the Ghum railway station for a while where the passengers can visit the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum Museum and the entry fee for the Ghum Museum is also included in the same ticket. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghum Museum open from 10 AM in the morning and closes at 4 PM in the evening and between there is a break of half an hour from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM and the entry fee for per person is INR 20.00 per person for the direct visitors and the entry fees are subject to change.


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