The Asturias Railway Museum is one of the few museums of its kind in Spain. It is created with the aim of conserving, researching and disseminating the history of the railroad in Asturias.
It has an important collection of objects related to the railway and in its permanent exhibition it offers us a wide vision of the relationship established between the railway and the social, technical and economic history of Asturias.
In addition, it has a standout documentation Center that gathers a valuable set of graphic and documentary testimonies for the knowledge of the history of Asturias of the last 150 years.
The Railway Museum of Asturias stands on the grounds of the old Renfe Station of Gijón. The travelers' building has been maintained in its facilities, an outstanding example of a terminal station whose construction dates back to 1872-1873. It occupies a surface of 17.000 m2 that includes the building of the old station, the new building constructed to house the permanent exhibition, the platforms, the beach of tracks, the multi-purpose hall and the outer enclosure.
Currently there are collected More than 1100 elements of all kinds, among them fifty vehicles (locomotives, passenger cars and wagons), signs, interlocks, lampposts, scales, machine tools, telegraphs, telephones, photographs, etc.
The Museum offers more than 300 pieces on display, more than 50 pieces of rolling stock. One of the most interesting collections is that of steam vehicles, restored, and some of them in operation. It also presents other elements: rails, sleepers, telegraphs, keys, oil cans, signals, telephones, whistles, clocks, ticket printers, kettles, plates, labels ...
North Station Square, s / n. 33212, Gijon
Contact phone number : 985 18 17 77
Source: Gijón Railway Museum.
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com