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THE EXHIBITION PAVILIONS

The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa is the perfect location for various kinds of events, not to mention one of the biggest reception spaces in Southern Italy, able to accommodate up to 2500 people across all its spaces, and 800 in the Steam Locomotive Pavilion alone, which is undoubtedly the most picturesque space throughout the entire site. We also have rooms that are better suited to small, yet distinguished meetings and conferences.

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services

TRANSFER BY TRAIN
ORDINARY AND HISTORICAL

An exclusive journey

custom-made up to inside the Museum.

TYPE OF
EVENTS

Shows, exhibitions,

congresses in a unique setting.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
E LOGISTICA

To guarantee a further touch

of uniqueness at the musem events.

Our
services

TRANSFER BY TRAIN
ORDINARY AND HISTORICAL

An exclusive journey

custom-made up to inside the Museum.

TYPE OF
EVENTS

Shows, exhibitions,

congresses in a unique setting.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
E LOGISTICA

To guarantee a further touch

of uniqueness at the musem events.

The Old Bourbon Factory

In questo luogo è nata la storia delle ferrovie italiane. Il 3 ottobre 1839 nel Regno delle Due Sicilie veniva inaugurata la prima strada ferrata d’Italia. Era lunga 7.411 metri e congiungeva Napoli a Portici, sulla stessa direttrice della linea Napoli-Salerno, che oggi costeggia l’area del Museo. Il tragitto fu percorso in 11 minuti da due convogli progettati dall’ingegnere Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie, su prototipo dell’inglese George Stephenson.

L’anno dopo veniva emanato il Decreto Reale per l’acquisto di una prima parte del terreno su cui sarebbe sorto il complesso di Pietrarsa, in una località in cui in epoca napoleonica era di stanza una batteria da costa, a difesa della rada di Napoli. L’obiettivo di Ferdinando II era ambizioso: affrancare il suo regno dalla supremazia tecnologica di Inghilterra e Francia. Nel 1842 veniva costruito il primo edificio del complesso. L’anno successivo un rescritto reale destinava l’officina, inizialmente vocata alla produzione di materiale meccanico e pirotecnico per le necessità della marina e della guerra, alla costruzione e alla riparazione di locomotive e vagoni ferroviari.

The new Events and Congress Center

This new undertaking that the Fondazione FS has embarked on aims to make the Museum of Pietrarsa a real, modern cultural hub: it is the perfect location for various kinds of events and one of the biggest conference centres in Southern Italy, with the Steam Locomotive Pavilion able to take up to 1000 seats. Alongside these big events we also have many other ventures that enrich and extend what the space can offer, not least the fact that it is open late and on holidays. These additional ventures have allowed us to increase the attractiveness of the site, and combined with the extended opening days and times, have inspired new ways of using the spaces and identified the needs of tourists and locals, thereby allowing us to engage other areas of the public, beyond mere railway enthusiasts, without ever losing sight of the National Railway Museum’s primary focus.

The Fondazione FS

Project

On 31 March 2017, the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, inaugurated the completed architectural restoration of the entire National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa complex.

With an overall financial investment of around € 15 million, the large-scale project involved both the imposing nineteenth-century architecture of the pavilions and the sprawling outdoor spaces overlooking the sea of the Gulf of Naples. The works also included the refurbishment and installation of all the technological systems and made the rooms suitable for their intended functions and rendered the interiors of some vintage trains suitable for use. 

The restoration works were also extended to the surrounding area, with several 

urban and environmental projects supported by local organisations: a bicycle and pedestrian path was constructed along the coast, hotel accommodation was improved, and the coastal strip was redeveloped.

The main works completed included: the complete restoration of the exhibition pavilions, new lighting systems, the overhaul of the stone paving in the outdoor spaces, the installation of a new glass wall on the promenade to provide visitors with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Naples,    the restoration of the nineteenth-century cast iron “Fiorenzuola” shelter, the rearrangement of the garden with the planting of new trees according to a design by the Portici Botanic Gardens and the Agricultural Sciences Museum of 

the University of Naples –Federico II, the restoration of the vintage shelter and building of the Pietrarsa railway stop, the restoration of the statue of Ferdinand II and the redevelopment of the conference area that included the remodelling of all the indoor spaces that hold events.

After 20 years of corrosion caused by the salt air and the lack of maintenance, attention was then turned to the extensive aesthetic restoration project for the vintage rolling stock.

With Fondazione FS Italiane, the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa has undergone a real renaissance: in 2016 it was visited by 65,000 people, an increase of 63% over 2015.

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