The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa (Italian: Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa) lies beside the Naples–Portici railway, between the city of Naples and the towns of Portici and San Giorgio a Cremano. Pietrarsa is an area among these villages in the past known as “Pietra Bianca” (white stone) but it was renamed Pietrarsa (burnt stone) after the eruption of the Vesuvius in 1631.
The museum is housed in what was originally the old Bourbon workshop Officine di Pietrarsa, founded in 1840 at the command of Ferdinand II of Bourbon where steam machines for ships and boilers for locomotives were built. The workshop was organized in pavilions (where the collection is today displayed) which housed the various departments, each specializing in a different part of the production cycle.
|Thursday||2:00 – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 7:30 PM|
Damiano Orlando | Dec 3, 2017
Very nice museum in a marvellous surrounding, along the sea. You can reach it easily by train since it it just beside Pietrarsa-San Giorgio a Cremano station. You can see many examples of old train and locomotives. The garden in the middle is well finished. There is a bar area inside. I suggest to visit it in the sunset.
Tom causer | Mar 3, 2018
Fabulous well kept collection of trains and train machinery. Very friendly and helpful staff and very interesting virtual show.
Δημήτριος Τσαρούχης | Feb 26, 2018
very nice place. A lot of locomotives and coaches from the past
Andrew Chan | Jun 14, 2017
Great train museum! Lots of history and machines here! I really enjoyed this-
Davide Cacchiarelli | Feb 28, 2018
Awesome historic trains
Teresa Jung Hyun Lee | Mar 9, 2018
Nice location for the event too!
blenx cacopardo | Jul 5, 2018
Ever since, as a child, you were playing with trains, you had longed for a train.. Under a pavilion of a former iron foundry come on board the railway of history. After that don't forget to take a walk around the outside gardens and have a glance over the Golfo di Napoli right from the middle of it. Stop in "Pietrarsa S.Giorgio a Cremano" station (from underground station Napoli Piazza Garibadi platform Metro linea 2 destination Salerno - Torre Annunziata - Castellammare)
Nicola Camuffo | Jul 12, 2018
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