Railway Museum

The railwayman's museum presents, over 1000m2, numerous railway objects. From the origins of the railway to the present day, discover the daily life of railway workers, from the technical or human side. Knowledge of rails is available to you! Unique collection.

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Created 35 years ago, the railway worker's museum invites you to discover the daily life of railway employees.
From the steam engine to the TGV, many objects have been preserved. From the offices of a small station, to the dining room of the commuters, the settings of railway worker life at the beginning of the 20th century have been recreated.

Exhibited in faithful reconstructions, all these objects and places were part of the daily life of railway workers: models of locomotives and numerous objects from the steam era. Reconstructed driving cabins, steam locomotive, lamp room, track cabin, apprentice workshop, forge and several electric, TGV or diesel locomotive driving consoles. Without forgetting the signal box, the numerous tools for maintenance and the different types of tracks built since the origin of the railways but also the station master's office from the 50s...

The Resistance in the railways is also approached via different objects or photographs.
A complete and incredibly varied collection to discover in the company of enthusiasts!


    • Science and technology
    • Arts and culture
    • Transport
    • Mechanical sciences
    • Local history


  • Museum

Adapted tourism

  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Possibility to drop someone off in front of the site



  • Mandatory reservation
  • Shop
  • Guided tours


  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets

Customer base

Maximum age: 99
Minimum age: 6
Maximum group size: 25


Adult: 5 €.

Free for less than 12 years.
Group rate €40 from 10 people.

Package of 50€ for groups of less than 10 people

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment


All year (school period)
Saturday and Sunday: 14 p.m. - 18 p.m.

July-August and school holidays (zone A)
Tuesday to Sunday: 14 p.m. - 18 p.m.

Closed all public holidays of the year.
Groups by appointment all year round


Railway Museum in Ambérieu en Bugey

Advice from the Office

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