Museo Ferroviario, San Rafael

Founded in 1968, Museo Ferroviario displays a huge collection of transport-related items and historic vehicles. Look through exhibits of railroad lanterns, bells stations, staff clothing, pendulum clocks, and much more before viewing the real highlight--a carefully preserved steam locomotive. Although small, this museum is dedicated to the history of Argentina's railroad system, part of one of the largest rail networks in the world. Arrange to visit Museo Ferroviario and other attractions in San Rafael using our San Rafael attractions app .
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  • We were late, so we could only see it from the outside. From the principal of the Center is a few blocks, it is close to the plaza San Martin. It is very nice and you can find a very well maintained "old railway station' is that it has a Museum, but I could not go because I was too late.
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  • The old station of what was the train. Small museum is completed with a wagon where many handicrafts are sold
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  • A place with 5 rooms, run by a Mrs (Gladys) that tells you fascinating details related to the Museum. The rooms are organized according to the function they met: waiting room: here we find the ticket office, the period furniture and photographs. Communications room: Here you can see computers vials, lanterns for signalling, Telegraph, and other items that were used for communications at that time. Office of the Chief of station: with fireplace open on both sides (very interesting), a table of instructions used to train people who aspired to be drivers. You can see many things recovered from oblivion: English safety deposit boxes, chairs, pots (also English), the old station keys, very cute pictures related to the national history, railway workers, those buttons costumes, stamps, dater of tickets, very old books, outside there is a locomotive, and other elements related to the railroad, such as foxes, trucks, bombs and bodies of management of changes of routes, etc. Opened in 2000, is a municipal museum. It is the building of the former railway station (branch San Martin) whose path was retirement - San Rafael. The floors, walls, ceilings, etc of the station are the originals from the time of opening of the season: 1903. Input value: $5 AR.
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  • very nice place with very good story
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  • Interestingly, if you like the subject and the museums. The guide was super friendly and pleasant travel. Although it leaves you wanting more.
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  • HISTORY... Argentina.. US MAKES RETHINKING... ARGENTINA WE WANT, AND I WANT THE RAILROAD... THAT IS A PIECE... FUNDAMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT... PEOPLES... ARGENTINE... WHAT I RECOMMEND TO VISIT...
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  • Interesting small. Only that when we went to the locomotive or machine that is outside in the middle of the Park, vandals have contaminated it. Not so, another locomotive that is on the roundabout in front of the Museum.
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  • Nice guidelines. To lung the place and the objects in the exhibition.
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