The Oranela Museum
Stacheck St., 91-А, 16 , Saint Petersburg
Tel.: +7 (812) 313-21-09
Daily: 10:00 – 19:00 (independent viewing)
Tour “History of Oranela and Knyazhevskaya substation”: 2500 rubles/group (up to 20 people)
Museum founder (owner, director)
Sergey Gennadievich Barichev
The museum was opened on April 6, 2019 in the historic building of the Knyazhevskaya substation of the Oranienbaum electric railway with the support of the management of the sports and leisure club “Energia” that occupies it. The Oranela Museum is dedicated to a unique and little known transport and energy project in Russia in the early 20th century, that is, the Oranienbaum electric railway, which was to become the first Russian electric train. Due to wars and revolutions, the project was not fully implemented and its implementation lasted for several decades. The main object at Oranela is the current Strelninsky line of the St. Petersburg tram, which runs past the Knyazheskaya substation, where the museum is located. The museum is open for independent viewing and there is a free audio guide on the app izi.TRAVEL. The exhibition includes small dioramas, tram models, documents, photographs, information stands, and historical items that demonstrate the 100-year history of a dream come true of fast travel along the old Narva-Peterhof road. The most interesting collections are the collection of tram system shares from pre-revolutionary Russia and models of trams that ran on the Strelninsky line in different years.