A timeless place, of great tradition and historical-cultural value. A unique and truly suggestive experience. A magical place where you can experience the past, with the eyes of the present.
This, and much more, represents the Pietrarsa Railway Museum. One of the most beautiful in Italy, of its kind and, probably, among the most interesting in the European panorama. A truly exciting place, suitable for both adults and children.
The museum was inaugurated in 1989, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Italian railways. It is housed in what was once the headquarters of the Pietrarsa workshops, that is, the oldest Italian factory of locomotives, rails and rolling stock. Right here, the first Naples-Portici railway line passed.
The recently restored National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa houses 7 pavilions, on a total area of approximately 36,000 square meters. Locomotives, machinery and vehicles of the past. Virtual exhibitions and tours. It is really impossible not to be carried away by the timeless charm of this place. Really one of the few museums, able to capture the attention of the little ones and even the less passionate. Here, what we like best.
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But the surprises don’t stop there. Starting with the location, truly stunning, with a fantastic sea view. There is no shortage of events and initiatives, such as, for example, the possibility of traveling on the historic train from Naples.
Majestic and beautiful is the cast iron statue of Frederick II of Bourbon in the courtyard of the Museum. Not to be missed, the virtual journey of the legendary Bayard; it is the 1939 reproduction of the locomotive and the inaugural train of the Naples-Portici railway line! But, in fact, every area of the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa is worth telling.
The Pietrarsa Railway Museum is located on the eastern outskirts of Naples, near the municipalities of Portici and San Giorgio a Cremano.
From the Naples-Capodichino international airport, the comfortable ALIBUS , at a cost of €5 per adult, it allows you to arrive at Naples Central Station. From here, walking to the underground Naples Piazza Garibaldi, trains leave for Pietrarsa / San Giorgio a Cremano (towards Salerno). The arrival stop is adjacent to the museum. The ride takes only 15 minutes.
A truly fascinating method is to get on board the Historic train. More info from this link.
The Museum observes the following opening hours:
The entrance ticket, including the Virtual Bayard Tour , costs €7 per adult and €5 reduced (under 18, or er 65). Free for children under 6 years old. The Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 18) costs €20.
Guided tours (adults €9, reduced €7) are available at set times:
Every Thursday, after 2:00 pm and until closing time, adults pay the special rate of €4 and children €3.
On Saturday, after 2pm and until closing, family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for only €10 in total.
Special promotions do not apply to special events such as Christmas markets.