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Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

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Address: 11 Norte and 12 Poniente, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: 222-232-4988
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Awesome hands-on look at trains

This outdoor museum is a nice break from typical sightseeing. They have a ton of train cars you can climb in, and signs explaining the history of the Mexican rails and tying it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Rachel A
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This outdoor museum is a nice break from typical sightseeing. They have a ton of train cars you can climb in, and signs explaining the history of the Mexican rails and tying it into the larger narrative of Mexican history. It's a very neat place, visually, though I could see some people wanting more narration (especially in English). But if... More 

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a fun place to visit because I love to look at train cars, and there were plenty of them, some of which you can enter. There are also nice grounds to walk around. The security guards were a little overzealous, which was more amusing than annoying.

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This Museum shows some steamlocomotives - biggest one a Niagara - operating from late 19th century to the nineteenfifties in Mexico and some diesel locomotovies, freight, cars passenger cars, boilers and other equipment. Had been there in the nineteeneighties the number of exhibits increased but in the same time the condition got more and more rusty.

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Tlaxcala, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I´m not a train fan, but I liked this museum. There were no paintings nor scupltures, hehe, but there was a lot of diffrent types of train wagons, just like you would expect from a "train museum". The wagons are clean and in good shape, the only thing I would llike you to know, is that if you´re visiting Puebla... More 

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Whittier, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to take the kids to see the trains at the museum of trains in Puebla. The price is extremely cheap as you only have to pay for the adults, which cost less than $1 American dollar each, children are free. There is plenty of train history at the open air section of the museum. You are allowed to... More 

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oaxaca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Much of the history of Mexico is integrally linked to the railroad, just like it is in Canada, the US, etc. Great learning experience about the connection and some of the history of Mexico. You see, enter, climb onto different types of locamotives (coal, steam, deisel, etc.), passenger cars, cabooses, mail car, etc, The yard is huge, the variety impressive.... More 

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lincs UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We are not railway buffs, athough having travelled on Mexico's only passenger service some two years ago - we were drawn to see something of their former trains. It is some distance from the centre & not best sign posted. The trains & carriages were interesting particualry those you can get inside, although there was not a lot of information.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I really enjoy walking the museum and then getting to actually go on some of the old trains there... great photo opportunities.

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

My 2 year old daughter is currently in love with trains so this was a must on our list of things to do in Puebla. There is a 12 peso fee to get in but it's worth being able to get up close with the trains. There are so many trains here and a good mix of traditional commuter trains... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It is a bit of a walk from the Zocalo at a disused station. You can clam be r over the engines and go into the carriages too.

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Additional Information about Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

Address: 11 Norte and 12 Poniente, Puebla, Mexico
Phone Number: 222-232-4988
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Puebla  >  Puebla
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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