For trainlovers, a visit to the Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda in Temuco can be worthwhile. The exhibit has steamtrains and wagons. Unfortunatley after the past earthquake, the building where most steamtrains are parked is not accesible because of the poor state of the buidling. However, you can walk around the building and see the trains from the outside.

Entrance is free except for 3 wagons, one of which was used in the past as the presidential wagon by six Chilean presidents. For those three wagons, entrance fee is $1.000 pesos for an adult and $ 300 pesos for a child. In the first wagon, an 8 minute documantary is shown about the museums history. Afterwards, a guide will show you the other wagons and tell you about their history.

From April to September you can visit the museum:

  • 09:00 to 18:00 (tuesday to friday)
  • 10:00 to 18:00 (saturday)
  • 11:00 to 17:00 (sunday)

From Octobre to May you can visit the museum:

  • 09:00 to 18:00 (tuesday to friday)
  • 10:00 to 18:00 (saturday and sunday)

On any monday of the year the museum is closed.

You can check the website for the latest news about the museum.