Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid: Hours, Address, Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid Reviews: 4/5

Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid

Museo del Ferrocarril de Madrid
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Speciality Museums • Rail Services • History Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Railway Museum is located in the old station of Delicias, which opened in 1880 by king Alfonso XII and Queen Maria Cristina, is one of the most significant examples of the "iron architecture" of the nineteenth century. This monumental building is the site of the Museum since 1984, and it includes one of the most complete collection in Europe of historical materials railways. It also provides an information service and conservation of documentary heritage through the Railway History Archive, Library and Documentation Centre.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Arganzuela
How to get there
  • Delicias • 4 min walk
  • Palos de la Frontera • 7 min walk
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SG123
Spain127 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Probably best appreciated if you are a train buff but a nice morning out nonetheless. A collection of trains from throughout the years as well as mini exhibits of station clocks and a history of trains in Madrid. You couldn’t enter trains but stairs were available to get a good look inside. One thing to note is being in an old train station it does get quite cold so wear warm clothes.
Written January 8, 2022
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JimFinPortland
Seattle, WA134 contributions
Nov 2021
Like all train museums, it will be appreciated most by train nerds. There is a great collection of old locomotives, mostly steam engines. Plaques are in Spanish(Castilian) and English. Beyond the locomotives are a few (but not many) other cars. There are also some exhibits beyond the rolling stock in the side rooms.

Lovely look at the old Delicias train station.

I'm rating it a 4-5 for train nerds and a 3+ for everyone else.

Note: if you've been the train museum in Gijon (and I suspect that most of you haven't), the Madrid museum has more rolling stock and fewer other exhibits. These two museums complement each other quite well.
Written December 1, 2021
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Claire P
Madrid, Spain126 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Brought my dad here as he has always loved trains since he was a boy - it’s a brilliant museum where you could either spend half an hour or over two hours! The displays on the train tracks are in Spanish and English, and there were extra exhibits in side-rooms that were in Spanish, but you could download a QR code on your phone to get explanations in English.
We got a C1 Cercanías train from Atocha station to Delicias, and the museum is a short walk from Delicias station.
Written November 1, 2021
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happyfeet54
California83 contributions
Feb 2020
It's great museum that includes a wide variety of trains including some that you can go inside as well as a restored dining car where you can order a snack. There was a interesting cutout of a locomotive engine where you could see all the pipes that funneled the steam. I never knew that's how it worked. There were also fun and detailed side exhibits on station clocks, railway expansions and survey/design tools. Overall, it's a great museum and really affordable - 6 Euro per adult. Only drawback is the lack of English explanations so you need to have some knowledge of Spanish if you want to read the background of each train. We spent about 2.5 hours there but I was with a transportation buff. You can probably walk through in less time.
Written March 2, 2020
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Evgeny M
Moscow, Russia108 contributions
Jan 2020
Plenty of ancient trains, well maintained, but leaves a but messy impression. Needs further development of the museum concept. Good to visit with children. If you are around, do not hesitate to go there. I am not sure whether it is a must, especially when not on a very long trip.
Tren de Navidad, which we also rode, is a funny experience, but for Spanish speakers only!
Written January 14, 2020
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Dreamer629113
Alcala De Henares, Spain1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
Ok
Good place to take Your family and enjoy trains. There are many things to learn and IT is highly recommended
Go for it!
Written December 26, 2019
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Antony B
London, UK359 contributions
Oct 2019
Although not particularly large, this museum has a lot of history packed into it. There is a wide selection of trains parked at the platforms of the old station, showing the development of Spanish train travel from steam though to the Talgo trains of the 1950s. A side room with three very detailed model railways entranced the children, and there is a separate gallery full of other railway-related exhibits explaining the power, signalling, and maintenance aspects. The price was very reasonable, and the museum is conveniently located right outside the Delicias Metro station.
Written November 2, 2019
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Ramit61
Lowestoft, UK128 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I paid €14 for one adult and two children (aged 6 & 8)
The museum was priced fairly.
Plenty of trains to look at and you can even go inside some.
There is a little coffee shop in one of the trains, the children very much enjoyed stopping here! Coffee and a bag of crisps was less than €5 and the chap was very friendly towards us all!
There are some lovely exhibits in the museum and a place for children to watch train themed cartoons (if you need a minute). There were crayons but sadly nothing to colour which was a shame as it only invited children to colour in the actual story books that were there. The kids area could do with some improvement but we were not there to colour so it didn’t bother us much.
If you have any train nerds in your tribe, they will love this place. For us it was an interesting and pleasant break from the sunshine for a couple of hours (stretch it out!). The model railways were a huge hit with my two, the man looking after them is very particular about children near the Perspex though. My 6 year old pointed over the top of it, nowhere near the train and he had a small kitten. It’s his baby I suppose so he was just being hyper careful. I had it under control though! Ha!

It’s a great place to stop. Not an all day affair but just up the road there are a few shady playground spots and if you’re walking up the road, head to Zesty, it’s a cracking bakery that was so reasonably priced and perfect for a snack before jumping back on the metro.
Written August 28, 2019
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Scotreviewer
Scotland16 contributions
May 2019
A wide variety of trains. One weekend a month there is also a craft fair with a jazz band and food stalls.
Written July 5, 2019
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KANCHANA NANAYAKKARA
Dubai, United Arab Emirates410 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The museum is with quite a good collection from the RENFE/Spanish railways old rolling stock.The exhibits & the premises are well maintained. One can witness from the steam locomotive to the diesel & to the old electric locomotives at the museum.
Some exhibits (Trains) are accessible & an interesting destination in Madrid for a railway lover.
There is an impressive collection of railway models as well.
The museum is close to the Delicias metro station on the yellow line (Madrid metro). Entrance for non-european tourists is 6 euros as of May 2019.
Written June 6, 2019
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