A museum showing off 160 years of railway history

Since 1848, the year in which the first railway was introduced, train transport has transformed the country, revolutionising the customs and traditions of individuals and towns, alongside the urban structure, the landscape and the economy.Catalonia Railway Museum

At the Catalonia Railway Museum, located in the city of Vilanova i la Geltrú, we invite you to delve into the world of trains: a world of technology and precision, but also of emotions and memories.

Indeed, since it was invented, the railway has fascinated young and old alike, leading people to make it their own, through painting, study and recreation through all sorts of artistic and fun methods.

This is the museum’s main aim: to open up the fascinating world of the railway and its main attractions to all. To do so, the museum acts as the guardian of an exceptional heritage, documenting it, raising awareness and building a space that actively conveys the values embodied by the railway.

We want to be the benchmark cultural centre for railways in Catalonia, offering a unique experience that can be adapted to different types of visitors. To make this possible, we also offer a whole host of different options. These include activities for families, audiovisuals, exhibitions, fun areas for kids, a shop, a library… As well as offering the chance to explore the more than fifty-two vehicles on display, including a collection of some twenty-eight steam locomotives, the biggest in Europe, and to discover what travelling was like from the second half of the 19th through to the 20th century.

 

Where to find us
Plaza de Eduard Maristany, s/n
Vilanova i la Geltrú
Telephone: 93 815 84 91
Email address: museuferrocarril@ffe.es

The museum is managed by the Spanish Railway Foundation