The Railway Heritage Centre is a railway museum-cum-heritage centre for rail exhibits at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
The museum was set up with a initial funding of INR 1 crore (US$150,000) in order to preserve the old artefacts and photographs, rare documents and equipments for posterity and to provide interesting and historic developments of South Indian Railway Company and the its timeline. During early 2013, the construction of the museum began at area of about 9,500 square feet (880 m2), adjacent to the Rail Kalyana Manadapam (Community Hall), near Tiruchirappalli Junction and formally inaugurated on 18 February 2014 at a final cost of INR 1.5 crore (US$230,000).
The museum which is a part of erstwhile South Indian Railway’s sesquicentennial celebrations has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Some of the indoor exhibits includes, old documents and digital archives (rare photographs, maps, gazettes, railway manuals and books used during the British Raj) and epoch artefacts (old lamps used at stations made up of "China glass", clocks, bells, staff badges, etc., The outdoor exhibits include a couple a vintage locomotive engines and a functional toy train.
For the visitors, apart from the toy train for the children, shady alcoves and eateries are also provided.