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Museo Nacional Ferroviario Raul Scalabrini Ortiz

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Small but beautiful

The engine in the pic is British built. There are lots of unrestored carriages in adjacent sidings... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
490theos
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
What a find !

I almost missed this museum which was located just across the road from the Emperator Hotel. Entry... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
StuMacR
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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May 1, 2019
“Small but beautiful”
Oct 26, 2017
“What a find !”
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

The engine in the pic is British built. There are lots of unrestored carriages in adjacent sidings under tarpaulins. In the museum is a lot of china with the private company markings

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 490theos
Reviewed October 26, 2017

I almost missed this museum which was located just across the road from the Emperator Hotel. Entry is free. We were greeted immediately by Lauro (masculine version of Laura ) who spoke really excellent English. He was a mine of information and gave helpful answers...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank StuMacR
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Well kept museum with two floors containing a wide selection of small exhibits. Short walk from the Retiro Metro station. (Retiro Main Station is a place to be careful of pickpockets etc) or there is a good car park. No English speaking staff on duty...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Museo Nacional Ferroviario Buenos Aires This museum is conveniently located in an old railway warehouse close to Retiro Station, where entrance is free. The interior is beautifully maintained and is on several levels. The contents comprise a wide range of railway ephemera, from silver cutlery,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Masterecho
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This museum was just across the road from my hotel - a busy 10 lane road, but worth the visit! I was welcomed by the two staff one spoke very good English. Very well set out with a wide range of exhibits which would interest...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jan_O_Essex
Reviewed November 20, 2016

If you have an hour spare head for this museum at Libertador 405, It has its own car park so its super easy to just pull of the road and stop for a quick visit. The museum is 2 floors, and is jam packed with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Ruth b
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The museum is kind of a technical museum and it is really nice. It is not that big, but though it is interesting. And the stuff is really really nice. They explained us many things in English and we had a really nice conversation.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jicho K
Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a charming little railway museum run. On a shoestring. Lovely for kids and grown ups who like trains. In one section they had a silver contraption which I recognised. When I mentioned it to the curator he said he thought it was for...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank GeorgeDaymond
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Round the back of Retiro station you'll see an old railway engine, and beyond that is the entrance to the railway museum. If you're British you'll recognise much of our common railway history, and if you're Argentine you'll probably wonder what happened to your railway...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Located close to the Plaza San Martin (or Estación Retiro), this small museum might be an interesting visit, especially for kids and those who already had a close (and, by now, lost) relation with railroads. We were presented a guided tour to the old locomotive...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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