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Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril

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Trains played a major role in Mexico's last major internal war, and that was so easy to imagine... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
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Great collection of vintage and antique trains

This museum was well worth the visit with a great collection of old passenger, freight and mail... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
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11 Norte and 12 Poniente, Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Trains played a major role in Mexico's last major internal war, and that was so easy to imagine while seeing these magnificent iron beasts. I particularly enjoyed seeing and hearing schoolkids playing amongst the trains

1  Thank califcasl
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This museum was well worth the visit with a great collection of old passenger, freight and mail trains once used in Mexico.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Relatively large outdoor collection of railroad engines, cars and apparatus. You can access some but not all exhibits. Unfortunately, the indoor area was closed as we got there later in the afternoon.

2  Thank George-and-Paul
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We went to this museum only to find it is closed till further notice, possibly due to the earthquake. You can walk around the outside and see some of the train they have in the yard, but generally is not worth visiting until it re-open....More

1  Thank Olivia P
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We went to the museum with our 3 year old daughter. When we entered, there was an exhibition of bicycles which, was amazing in itself. We then moved over to look at the trains. There are a great selection of trains freight to passenger, steam,...More

2  Thank Aqueous27
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A very large and well cared for exhibit. There were some trains that you could not enter and one which was in really bad shape, but I suppose they had not yet had time to work on them. However, the ones that you were allowed...More

2  Thank bestofoaxaca
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a jewel of a museum in Puebla. The grounds are well maintained and the trains on exhibit are authentic recreations. Visitors can hop on and off the trains. One of the best ones is the mail cart - only here can one see...More

2  Thank NydiaTapiaGonzales
Reviewed March 15, 2016

The museum has a large and impressive collection of locomotives, assorted cars, cranes, coal cars, cabooses and more! The outdoor displays are in a park like setting, with many mature trees. Many of the cars are open for a walk thru, including a beautifully restored...More

1  Thank George C
Reviewed January 8, 2016

Lot of steam and diesel trains and very much wagons. You can enter most of the exposed trains. A good place for documentation about trains in Mexico

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Reviewed January 5, 2016

It is a great museum for Railroad history in Mexico. Never seen one like this in the Country. Plenty of Engines and Cars to visit. Needs some additional investment, but was a great visit in general.

1  Thank Antonio G
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November 21, 2016|
Response from Antonio S | Reviewed this property |
Hi This museum has old train machines. Unfortunately they seems old and abandonad. I don’t think is a must for a 10 years old kid, except if he is a train lover. Regards