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Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa

Traversa Pietrarsa, 80146 Naples, Italy
081.472003
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Ranked #26 of 220 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Quite recently, and without much publicity, the Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa reopened to the public. (for the English version of this... more »
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Naples, Italy
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Paraphrasing Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory the best possible way to visit Napoli is to start from the trains... the Museum in Pietrarsa is a little jewel in the outskirts of Napoli. First of all the place, an historical factory built on the sea shore, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Naples. The buildings, perfectly restored, are... More

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Birmingham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The museum is difficult to find if you're not a local. The location was described as being adjacent to S. Giorgio station in the Naples suburbs, but there are in fact two stations with that name. We alighted at the wrong station (on the Circumvesuviana line) and were faced with a long trek across town. If my wife had not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The museum is the most complete collection I've ever seen (and I have visited a lot of rail museums). The buildings are spectacular and the view even more, you can go only for the view if you are not interested in trains. It is difficult to reach by car, but once you find it there is private parking across the... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Today, we went on an excursion into Naples to the train museum and the children LOVED it! Our group consisted of 5 adults and 4 children (ages 3 and 4 years old) and they were in train heaven. Though a little hiccup trying to find it (we got on the wrong metro line), we found it rather easily once we... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A big deception. Dark explanations how to reach. Not open Saturdays and Sondays. Personally I was very dissaponted because an unannounced event avoid me to visit the steam and thriphasic locos area. Few electric locos and missing glorious trains like Settebello and others. Very bad illumination but excellent conservation of the material

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Portland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Different museum style to Lucerne Switzerland transport museum, and German Railways Museum, Nuremberg, but more like the railways museum in Lyubljana, Slovenia. To go by public transport to Pietrarsa Bourbon museum Naples, go to the train station called Pietrarsa-San Giorgio a Cremona on the Salerno line, and the museum is at the station. Don't go on the Circumvesuviana train line... More

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Excellent museum with all history of Italian engineering research and development that benefited all railway engineers across the world. The museum has a different emphasis to the Greman Railways Museum at Nurmberg. See below for advice access by public transport

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