Railway Museum of Catalonia

 Discover the Museum of the railway of Villanueva and the Geltru. Railway Museum of Catalonia
The collection of locomotives. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Pictures)
The Railway Museum actively and innovatively shows the universe of the train and its importance in the contemporary world. The objective of the institution is to reveal the history of this mode of transport from 1848 to the present day and to preserve the Catalan railway heritage.The Railway Museum is part of the territorial system of the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia.
It is located right next to the railway station, inside the former locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, an industrial building of great historical interest, built at the end of the 19th century. The museum has the most important collection of steam locomotives in Europe, with 28 locomotives manufactured in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The museum was inaugurated in 1990 with the denomination of Railway Museum of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Since 1992 is managed by the Spanish Railways Foundation. Highlights
The collection of vehicles, of all times and technologies, coming from several countries. Among the 50 vehicles we find electric, diesel, steam locomotives, and passenger cars of various types.
The rondhous, a complex of industrial railway architecture consisting of a semicircular building where the steam locomotives are stored, the rotating bridge and three water tanks for the supply of the machines.
The XXI Century Area, where the visitors can learn about new railway technologies, especially the High-speed railway.
Contact
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Contact
Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya
Address: Eduard Maristany Square - Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) 08800
Tel.: +34 938 158 491
Fax: +34 938 158 220
E-mail: museuferrocarril@ffe.es
Página web: www.museudelferrocarril.org
Timetable
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Timetable
Summer (July 15 - August)
Every day: 10.30am to 2.30pm and 5pm to 8pm
Winter (December, January and February)
Monday: Closesd
Tuesday to Friday: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Rest of the year Monday except public holidays: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am to 2.30pm

Closed: June 21 - 24, December 20 - 26, January 1 and 6.
Prices
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Prices
General admission (valid for two days for a month): 6 €
Reduced admission (children aged 6 to 17, students, large families)): 4.50 €
Super reduced admission (Pensioners, workers of railway companies, members of associations of railway friends, unemployed people): 3 €
Guided tour for groups of more than 9 people: 5 € / person
Children under 5: free admission.
Free entry days: May 18, August 5 (for residents in Vilanova i la Geltrú), October 28, November 13.
How to get here
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How to get here
By train. Vilanova i la Geltru railway station, 100m away. medium Distance and commuter trains.
By bus. Urban bus lines. Inter-urban lines operated by the companies Planas and Monbus.
By car. C-32 highway, exits 21 and 26. C-31 (Calafell - Vilanova i la Geltrú - Sitges - Airport - Barcelona) y C-15 (Vilafranca del Penedès - Vilanova i la Geltrú) roads.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°13'15.9"N 1°43'52.3"E / 41.221073, 1.731191
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