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Museu del Ferrocarril

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Address: Placa Eduard Maristany, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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Temple of Steam 2

I have a big problem - I adore trains.. OK so that's out of the way! The truly impressive thing is the scale the broad gauge allows, particularly in stream locomotive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a big problem - I adore trains.. OK so that's out of the way! The truly impressive thing is the scale the broad gauge allows, particularly in stream locomotive development... the final flowering of Spanish steam locomotives is truly awesome in scale and will impress any one from 8 to 80 - particularly those who are used to... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The museum is a 45min train ride from Barcelona (Roadlies Line R2) with four trains per hour. Sit on the left going for the sea views. The museum entrance is 100 yards from the station, and €6 for an adult. While there are small exhibits, models and railwayana inside, the main interest is outside where, around the turntable, is a... More 

Thank MiniCooperman999
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

For train lovers a really interesting museum Full of trains from the old old to the new . Steam trains that I love to diesel types. All for 3e each ,the staff are really nice . You could spend hours looking and reading the plaques on these engines in English even a written part for children to understand.

Thank Gillian H
Isle Of Wight
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good value, even if you didn't think you'd be interested. We actually managed to spend over 2 hours here. Recommend you head upstairs and watch the film first.

Thank Rawtalent
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed in Sitges and decided on a little day trip out. We decided on Villanova just because it's one train stop along. Having a quick look on the web I found the train museum. My husband loves trains and we do love going to museums in general so we popped along here and we were glad we did. It's... More 

Thank James C
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Close to railway station, very nice surroundings, lots of locomotives. Admission 6 EUR (adult). Suitable for families (children playground is available).

Thank Kačka Š
Walberswick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is well worth the 40 minute train journey from the centre of Barcelona. There is an extensive collection of engines, many of which you are allowed to climb onto the footplate. The engines are very accessible, making it easy to get up close and see how they work. There are also a few preserved carriages. Special mention must go... More 

Thank ANZ D
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

museum with a lot of machines train all seasons quales some are visitable inside. interesting to remember the history of the railroad

Thank Joaquim R
Catalunya, Tarragona, Manlleu,.... Spain
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A lot of trains to see, some you can get in. A small kids inside play area, another one outside. The exhibit it's outside so you better have good weather ... I do not recommend going there with rain...

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The history of the railways of Spain are here for you to enjoy. So many old steam and diesel engines, some of which you can climb aboard. When you have had enough of looking at them, you can go upstairs for an informative video about the development of Spanish railways. They offer versions in English and French if you enquire.... More 

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