Museo Ferroviario della Puglia

Museo Ferroviario della Puglia, Lecce: Hours, Address, Museo Ferroviario della Puglia Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Ferroviario della Puglia

Museo Ferroviario della Puglia
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Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Summer timetable (JUN-SEP): SAT and SUN 9:30-12:30, 17:30-20:30 Winter timetable (OCT-MAY): SAT and SUN 9:30-12:30, 16:00-19:00 TUE and THU only by reservation (phone call the previous day) The Railway Museum of Apulia Lecce is an important collection of tools and other objects that ideally trace the history of railway in Puglia. Inside are showed 32 antique vehicles of mixed age and several railway companies, from FS to FSE passing the Tobacco Factory of Lecce; in addition to this you can also see the historic train "Salento Express". Many functioning installations allow to explore the various aspects of railways (construction, signaling, maintenance). Dozens and dozens of models, static and functioning, in the different reproduction scales, represent what it has not been possible to preserve from life. The Museum is always open regularly on Saturdays and Sundays, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays it is open if there has been a reservation within the previous day.
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GailDeacon
London, UK112 contributions
Family
A brilliant museum for train enthusiasts! Lots of interesting exhibits, opportunities for picture and the staff were very friendly and informative. We spent a whole morning there, information is in Italian and English. There's also a pit stop area with vending machines, toilets and comfy seats.
Written July 17, 2022
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petechris2016
Sainte-Adele, Canada14 contributions
Couples
Museo Ferroviario della Puglia (Apulia Railway Museum). The building is located right across from Lecce’s train station (as the crow flies), but you can’t get there directly. So we walked from the station and turned right onto Viale Gallipoli, continued until we saw a brown sign indicating the museum, turned right again and went through an overpass, then around the back to the entrance (about a 10 minute walk all told). The museum has an interesting collection of railway memorabilia, switching equipment and rolling stock, including a jail coach once used to transport prisoners. Also noteworthy are the model train displays (divided up by nation) housed in some of the vintage passenger cars. The two volunteers we met during our visit were extremely friendly and informative. And they were clearly passionate about railroading and preservation. The only down note is that we didn’t give ourselves sufficient time to see everything in depth. Maybe next time …
Written November 20, 2016
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TomSleaford
Sleaford, Lincolnshire53 contributions
Solo
It is quite tricky to find this museum. I mistakenly thought it was connected to the station. In fact you bear left, if facing the station, go under an underpass and then turn right though a housing estate and past a pizzeria. In the latter stages it is signposted.

There's an eclectic mix of material here and much of the labelling is in Italian. For 4 Euros it is worth it for rail enthusiasts. You can clamber into cabs, walk though old carriages and see a variety of posters and other memorabilia. The local material is the most interesting. It's always fun when you find something unexpected - a poster for a direct London Charing Cross to Brindisi train. This to connect to ship to India in the 19th century.

If you like railways , you'll like it here. For those who travelled on FS in the mid 20th century, there are plenty of nostalgic moments.
Written April 17, 2016
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Gia C
New York City, NY20 contributions
Family
Highlights were the train whistle upon entering the museum (anytime the door is opened), the prison car with barred windows and enclosed seats, old posters of train travel advertisements, and news clippings. We took a taxi there and returned to Lecce through the back of the train station (ask museum staff to unlock the gate).
Written January 23, 2016
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Tonytourist
Montesson, France673 contributions
Located near the main station, it's only open a few hours a day so check before you go. We enjoyed the model trains and the prison wagon in particular. There's a good guide book provided with the entrance fee.
Written October 28, 2019
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Gerry D
Alloa, UK178 contributions
This is a fantastic museum for all locomotive / train lovers. It has an outstanding assembly of old steam trains and carriages, brilliant model railways from all over central Europe and America and was an unexpected joy,
Written October 3, 2019
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FamilyH496
Stoke-on-Trent, UK37 contributions
Couples
English booklet available. Easy to navigate and a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours. Would be better if you could access it through Lecce station but nevertheless it was well signed. Staff helpful and polite. Inexpensive but worth the detour
Written May 8, 2016
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Art H
Dartmouth, Canada877 contributions
Solo
I like museums featuring trading, trucks, cars one other machines, so when I saw that Lecce had a railway museum I decided to visit. On Monday, although listed as open, I was told it was closed. Just as well, it looked to me like there was two big school tours, one a group of teenagers, the other very excited six year olds.

The next day, I went back and and had the museum to my self. I paid my entrance fee and bought an English guide, one of the best I have seen, and only 1 euro. I was pointed in the right direction, and then was just allowed to explore.

The museum has an excellent collection of old locomotives, rolling stock, and support equipment. As well there was a good collection of model trains and railway posters.

One of the nicest things about this museum is that these trains are not restored, they have been fixed, made operational (I think), and left in their original survivor state. Not all are open, but you can explore one engine and a number of cars. Don't forget to go outside, there are more interesting cars out there, and off in one corner, slowly rusting away are done really interesting support vehicles.

My grandfather loved old trains, and wandering through here I could not help thinking of how much he would have enjoyed it. Do find your way to this interesting friendly museum.
Written April 12, 2016
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Martin T
8 contributions
Couples
Museum with very nice trains and accessories and train models, you can see and lot of touch, really nice collections and lot of thematic things...
Written June 8, 2019
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P M
Somerset, UK3 contributions
Couples
This is a must if you are on a visit to Lecce and need a break from baroque architecture. The exhibits are varied and excellently presented. A tribute to the enthusiasm of the volunteers who are very friendly approachable.
Written April 18, 2019
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