Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa

Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa

Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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4.5
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Carolina T
Caserta, Italy58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
What a wonderful museum.
The venue and the location are beautiful, the tour is very interesting and very well organized.
The locomotives’ history and the way they work is wonderfully explained with augmented reality.
I strongly advice to visit it, also with kids, especially in sunny days, to enjoy the Mediterranean gardens and the view on the Gulf of Naples.
The personnel is very nice and kind.
Written February 20, 2021
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David M
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was an unexpected treasure and well worth our visit! We were staying nearby, outside of Naples, and looking for something to do in the afternoon. I figure this might be a good one hour visit but we ended up spending more than three hours here.

If you love trains or transportation at all, this is a destination to visit. They have put together an amazing collection, well maintained, and well documented.

We also enjoyed their cafe, immensely. It has an espresso machine that shows off the steam interior. They also use a lot of blue and yellow ceramic, which you find all along the coast and islands here.

If you have half a day and want to see something different, you should check this out. It is near the coast and has beautiful views as well, so if your other half is bored, get them a coffee or cocktail and walk around.

Well done, Italy. Another gift to enjoy!
Written October 6, 2023
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IanM31
Portland, Australia96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2010 • Solo
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 to San Giorgio a Cremona on Sorrento line, a different place! If in doubt look up Rotary Club of Naples map of Naples railways network.
Written October 16, 2011
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Antoni P
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
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
Written May 28, 2012
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Isia T
Naples, Italy39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Today I visited it for my very first time and I have really good time here. If you are looking for a museum offering culture and history mixed with amusement and surprise, this is the right place. No matter if you are travelling alone, with friends or with family with kids, because we all take trains and to be in a place dedicated to the history of italian railway is an experience I think everybody will like. The trains, well preserved and mantained, belong to different dedades of italian railways and walking through machineries and wagons is a little journey in the history of Italy. Very nice is also the video collecting scenes from important movies with Sofia Loren and Alberto Sordi while departing from a station or travelling onboard. Watching to the models of the trains and to the old ticket machines I came back to my childhood and I was really willing to play again with little trains. It is also very nice to walk through the terraces of the museum where you may appreciate a beautiful view on the whole bay of Naples. I really suggest everybody to find time to come here, because I am of the opinion that the museum may be a memorable part of your trip in Naples and in the whole Italy.
Written September 7, 2014
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK1,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I came here after a Sunday morning visit to the beautiful Portici Palace nearby. The number 254 Napoli bus which I caught at Portici dropped me a few minutes away from the museum although there is the rail station of San Giorgio a Cremano literally on its doorstep. The combined ticket for the palace and the museum is a very reasonable 9 euros. The museum re-opened only a few years ago and I can fully understand why visitor numbers are increasing.
This is the actual site where the history of the Italian Railway began.The Napoli-Portici route being the first to open. It's a gorgeous setting and a gorgeous museum .
For an extra 1euro you can watch the splendid new Bayard movie on the history of the railway and believe me, it was so entertaining with splendid extra 'bells and whistles' -kids will love it.
The rail related memorabilia on display is so very interesting and the locomotives are splendid .
I loved the fact that whichever' bright spark' composed the individual locomotive descriptions linked them up to Italian films , where the actual locomotives appeared, Grazie ! I'll be endlessly trainspotting now on film.
Kids will have fun on the little mini train which circles the museum grounds and lots of Italian families seemed to be enjoying their Sunday afternoon at Pietrarsa.
Walk up to the statue of Ferdinand the Second and you have spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. The stylish seating area under a canopy is even designed as a passenger waiting room - only in Italy such attention to detail !
Lovely staff too who were so eager to help. Check out their website for opening hours and more detailed information.
Written April 8, 2018
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IanM31
Portland, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
This was my 2nd visit to the great National Railway Museum at Pietrarsa, Naples, and there is so much detail, that a second visit is worthwhile.. The afternoon of my visit there was preparation for painting and decorating the main steam-engine hall, so work-people were covering the huge steam locos with thick clear plastic sheeting as protection from paint droplets. However, I noted a new addition to this steam locomotive display; this was a rack or cog steam engine previously used in the sulphur mines in Sicily.
In other halls, I noted the different electric locomotives, and pondered on the electrocution hazards drivers and maintenance crews experienced with the 3 phase traction system, especially in wet or snowy weather - a high voltage 3 phase system with 2 overhead catenary wires and the steel rails as the 3rd phase!
The Fiat diesel train cars were interesting.
The display of carriages, waiting-room furniture and model trains was similar to previous visit. The railway signalling, train control and safety equipment may have had additional items displayed. The heavy machine tools, drills, plate rollers (for boiler plates) and the steam hammer were unchanged.
A person interested in the concepts, the trial and error and development of steam locomotives for their purposes in the steam era and in the later electrification programs can find much to enrich themselves.
To reach the Railway Museum of Pietrarsa use Metro Line 2 (operated by Trenitalia) and go to the station called Pietrarsa-San Giorgo a Cremono. The Museum is accessed by an underpass from this station platform, and a train ticket may be bought on an automatic ticket machine. Do not go on the Circumvesuviana train from Naples. The entry to the museum is 5 Euros.
Written November 11, 2015
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ADmitch
Birmingham, UK77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
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 been able to speak Italian and asked directions, we would never have found it.
Once we had found it, we were not impressed by the only member of staff at the place, who sullenly took our money with a cigarette in his mouth, whilst sitting at a desk in front of a big "No Smoking" sign.
If it's just Italian loco and rolling stock history you're after, then you may be satisfied with the exhibits, but compared to the British National Railway Museum, it has a lot to learn. There are no interactive displays, nothing to entertain small children and no refreshment facilities. I think the Italians have missed a trick here: the museum is on the sea front in a lovely location, but it doesn't promote itself or cater for families.
Written August 20, 2013
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Fede249
London, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Best railway museum in Italy and one of the best museums in Naples. A gem! Totally worth a visit for kids and adults!!!
Written February 1, 2020
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Dear visitor, we are glad to read your positive comment for the Museum and we hope to see you soon again. Here at the Museum we also host a lot of arts and culture events, which we publish and promote on our official website and our Facebook and Instagram pages. We invite you to follow us and to keep in touch, in order to always be warned about our latest news.
Written December 30, 2020
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mic61617
Harlow, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
one of the best museums I have ever visited if you like railways, well thought out with 29 steam locos in the old erecting shop, very clean and staff so helpful, still more being added so can only get better.
Written February 26, 2017
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Dear visitor, thank you for your dear words, for the consideration of the museum and thank for having mentioned the cleanlinless of the site. In order to be updated on our initiatives you can follow us trought our website or social networks.
Written March 11, 2017
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