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Memories of Steam travel

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at the Museo del Ferrocarril recently on our first visit... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Excellent Museum of Railroad History

Beautiful railroad museum exhibiting the history of the railroad in Asturias. The visitors will... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
jmiranda2017
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Gijon, Spain
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at the Museo del Ferrocarril recently on our first visit to Gijon Spain. The entrance fee was extremely modest. We would have willingly paid for an english commentary had it been available to make our understanding of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I did not fancy the shops so went here five minutes from the centre by the beech it was an easy walk. Really friendly people with some great exhibits, though no trains working when I was there. I was particularly impressed with the show they...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Beautiful railroad museum exhibiting the history of the railroad in Asturias. The visitors will enjoy a review of the history of railroad, a view of actual locomotives (in fact you can actually ride one of the rail cars (fun for children & adults), albeit for...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a well thought out museum, interesting for all ages and really well interpreted. It should not be missed if you want to get a true feel of the history of coal and its importance in Spain and in Asturias

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Outstanding location, good-sized and many activities to see and do. You can even ride old locomotives! Plus you can look at the history of trains in Asturias and Spain. If you love trains, then this is a great place to go visit!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's obvious a lot of money has been spent on restoring the old station and installing exhibits but everything felt so static, informative yet boring. Cheap to enter and I would say after 45 minutes you've seen all it has to offer and you would...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A solid approach to a bit of the technical and social history of trains in a peripheral region and their influence in general wellbeing. A must visit in Gijon, with a careful communication design by Enric Franch, best museum designer in Spain.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jorge F
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This museum has a lot of promise and it could be a fantastic museum, but it seems haphazard. The trains and locomotive parts are strewn throughout an open air space with no accompanying placards or information and the information placards that exist were decent. It...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Victor P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you have time this place is a neat place to stop to enjoy all the different trains! Great train museum!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JSO M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Spent an interesting hour and a half in the museum. We were given a brochure in English, but it was a shame that the information on the exhibitions were not in other languages. It was great to see some of the old engines and exhibits....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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