Athens Railway Museum Relocates To Historical Building In Piraeus
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 01 July 2019
The Athens Railway Museum has recently moved from the city center to a former train depot in Piraeus that dated back to 1912.
The depot, that is locally known as Rotonda, was chosen as the museum’s new home recently in an initiative of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Railway Friends Association.
According to the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE), the museum’s relocation to the historical building of Rotonda is the first step in an ambitious plan to promote the country’s rich railway heritage.
At the new railway museum, visitors can see old cars and engines dating back to the mid-1800, industrial and technical equipment, as well as a display of part of the company’s rich historical archive. Among the most impressive exhibits are the royal carriage, a carriage used by a sultan, and old tram cars.
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