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desde el 23-09-2019 hasta el 08-12-2019.
BASQUE RAILWAY MUSEUM + TRIP IN A STEAM TRAIN
LanguagesBasque and Spanish
Dates: From Tuesday to Sunday, On Monday and Christimas closed from 18/12 to 7/01.
From Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 15.00-1830 pm
On Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 pm and from 1600-1930 pm
On Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10.30-1400pm
Trip a Steam Train On Saturdays 1230 am or 1800 pm On Sundays and Bank Holidays 1230am From 29/03-4/11
Adress: C/ Julian Elorza 8 Azpeitia Gipuzkoa
BASQUE RAILWAY MUSEUM
At the Basque Railway Museum you will find information on the history of Basque railway companies, from the ancient trains that appeared together with the industrial revolution to modern Metro Bilbao units and you also will discover how steam engines worked or the importance of public transport in the sustainable development of our society.
The Basque Railway Museum houses one of the best railway collections in Europe, featuring all types of rolling stock, including steam, diesel or electric engines and carriages of all kinds (2 and 3).
But, apart from the trains, the Museum offers one of the best collections of machinery-tools in the Basque Country represented by the mechanical workshop of the former Urola Railway Company. This installation has been preserved just as it was in 1925. An ancient electric motor powers its 16 machines through a complicated system of pulleys, belts and rods (4).
The surprising installations of the former power station with its original rectification equipment based on mercury is an example of the most modern technology that existed 100 years ago (5).
On the first floor of the former Azpeitia station you will discover an exceptional exhibition of uniforms used in railway companies from the end of the XIX century to those used on the AVE today; a unique collection in Europe. The second floor presents one of the best collections of railway clocks in the world; a trip through time (1).
But, above all, you may experience the past and travel on one-hundred-year-old trains pulled by ancient steam engines through the green fields of the Urola valley. The train offers a 10 kilometre return journey.
A district of great interest
Two kilometres from the Museum is the Loiola Sanctuary, the birthplace of Saint Ignacio and one of the key religious works of art in the Basque Country. The old quarters of Azpeitia and Azkoitia are well worth visiting, as well as the famous Cestona Spa. The surrounding mountains offer magnificent alternatives for excursions, while the many restaurants, steakhouses and cider houses in the area will enable you to sample a variety of local dishes.
How to arrive
From Bilbao to Eibar by EuskoTren train and from there by Lurraldebus coaches to Azpeitia.
From San Sebastián to Zumaia by EuskoTren train and from there by Lurraldebus coaches to Azpeitia.
From Vitoria to Zumárraga by Renfe train and from there by Lurraldebus coaches to Azpeitia.
The Lurraldebus stop in Azpeitia is next to the Museum