A timeless place of great tradition and historical-cultural value. A unique experience, and really impressive. A magical place where you can experience the past, with the eyes of the present.
This, and much more, represents the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa. One of the most beautiful in Italy, of its kind and, probably, among the most interesting in the European scene. A truly exciting place, suitable for both adults and children.
The museum was inaugurated in 1989, on the occasion of the 150 anniversary of the Italian railways. It is housed in what was the headquarters of the Officine di Pietrarsa, that is, the oldest Italian factory of locomotives, rails and rolling stock. Right here, the first Napoli-Portici railway line passed.
The Pietrarsa National Railway Museum, recently restored, houses 7 pavilions, over a total area of about 36000 square meters. Locomotives, machinery and vehicles of the past. Exhibitions and virtual tours. It is really impossible not to be carried away by the timeless charm of this place. Truly one of the few museums, able to capture the attention of the little ones and even the less passionate ones. Here, what we like best.
But the surprises do not end there. Starting from the location, really beautiful, with fantastic sea view. There are events and initiatives, such as, for example, the possibility of traveling on the historical train from Naples.
Majestic, and beautiful, the cast-iron statue of Frederick II of Bourbon, in the courtyard of the Museum. Do not miss the virtual journey of the legendary Bayard; it is the reproduction of the 1939 of the locomotive and of the inaugural train of the Napoli-Portici railway line! But, in fact, every area of the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa is to be told.
HOW TO GET
The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, is located in the eastern suburbs of Naples, near the towns of Portici and San Giorgio a Cremano.
Dall 'Naples-Capodichino international airport, the comfortable ALIBUS, at the cost of 3,00 € per adult, allows you to get to the Central Station of Naples. From here, walking to the underground Piazza Garibaldi, depart trains for Pietrarsa / San Giorgio a Cremano (direction Salerno). The arrival stop is adjacent to the museum. The journey takes only 15 minutes.
A really fascinating method is to get on the historic train. More info from this link.
TIMETABLES AND PRICES
The Museum observes the following opening hours:
Thursday, from 14: 00 to 20: 00.
Friday, from 9: 00 to 16: 30.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 9: 30 to 19: 30
From Monday to Wednesday, open only for group visits, by reservation.
The admission ticket, including the virtual Bayard Tour, costs € 6,00 per adult and € 4,50 reduced (under 18, or er 65). Free for children under 6 years.
On Thursday you pay € 3,00 per adult and € 2,00 reduced.
Guided tours are only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at 11: 00, 12: 30, 15: 00 and 17: 00. An addition of 2,00 € has to be paid, exclusively at the ticket office. For all the info, updates, extraordinary openings, we recommend the official website from this link.