Have an artifact you would like to donate? Please email info@trainmuseum.org with a description of the object; its condition; what history you know about the object: what railway was it from, who owned it or used it, etc; if possible a photograph of the object; and your contact information. Your offer will be reviewed by our collections committee and you will be contacted once we determine if we can accept the offer.

At the Northwest Railway Museum, the Three Dimensional Collection is broken into two categories by size, Large Objects consisting of artifacts over 1-ton in size and Small Objects consisting of artifacts under 1-ton. Our

Button on Uniform in CollectionLibrary and Archives Collection is further broken down by Archives, Photographs, and Library. Breaking down how we talk about our collections help us to better provide for the various needs of each type of object. Each collection has specific requirements as to what we can and cannot accept that are determined by our Collections Policy which helps ensure that each artifact we take into the collection fits our Mission and is something that we can truly care for in perpetuity.


Special Update


Why do we still require masks? Transportation Security Adminsitration ("TSA") regulations currently require all railways, airlines and buses to have persons masked through January 2022. Though social distancing regulations are loosening in much of the region, the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railway Administration and TSA. We ask that all visitors over the age of 2 and require for those over the age of 5 to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth while visiting. By order of King County, proof of vaccination will be required beginning October 25 for all visitors aged 12 and older. The vaccine requirement is a legal mandate imposed by King County. The Museum is required to enforce the law as a condition of remaining open to the public. The Museum has already lost $1.4 million from closures and capacity reductions, further closures would be absolutely disasterous to the Museum. For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page.