Housed in the elegant but disused Delicias station, with ironwork by Gustave Eiffel, Madrid's railway museum has an evocative collection of models, old locomotives, railway equipment and memorabilia. There is also a room dedicated to clocks, including the one that marked time when Spain's first ever train chugged from Barcelona to Mataró. You can climb on the trains, have a drink in an old restaurant car or watch film footage of Spanish railways. This great museum for kids offers children's workshops, Train Day, a modelling market and one of the unmissable events for Madrid's hipsters, the ‘Mercado de Motores’, held on the second weekend of every month.
Museo del Ferrocarril
|Venue name:||Museo del Ferrocarril||Contact:|
Paseo de las Delicias 61
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 9.30am-3pm; Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-3pm; closed Mon|
|Transport:||Delicias (M: L3)|
|Price:||€6; reduced €4 (over-65s, 4-12s, youth card and student card holders); free under-4s, disabled and unemployed; visitors' day (every Sun) €2.50|