Legacy Railway Museum
Legacy Railway Museum
Legacy Railway Museum
How to get to Legacy Railway Museum


By train, car and motorbike


Things to do at Legacy Railway Museum


Explore art, Learn, Sightseeing,

History of Legacy Railway Museum

This was built in 1904to preserve the historical building, treasures and monuments that the Railway compound had become for Nigerians and non Nigerians.

  • The museum is housed in the Jaekel House, named after late Francis Jaekel, a former superintendent who retired in the seventies after almost thirty years of service and later had written a history of the Nigerian railways in three volumes which was publis

Built by A non government group, Legacy1995 in collaboration with Nigerian Railway Corporation in 1904. Rebuilt in 1997.

There is a saying that the pride of a nation lies in the ability to preserve its heritage by transmitting story of the past to the succeeding generations. There is no better demonstration of this than the rehabilitating works done on the Jaekel House.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Legacy Railway Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A camera to capture and appreciate the works on display

Things to do while at Legacy Railway Museum

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • Educate yourself on railway history in Nigeria

  • Check out the different artifacts and photos displayed

Best Features

There is a serenity that pervades the air at the railway compound that gives the place the feel of a time capsule and makes you feel like exploring.

Writer's Review

Visit the museum and appreciate the history of the railway corporation.

  • "The railway compound is replete with an air of nostalgia, even for those who never experienced the glory days of the Railway Corporation" - Ayodele Arigbabu

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