99 Via Alberto
21020 Ranco (Varese) ITALY

Opening hours

Contact details

From April 1st to September 30th: 10:00-12:00 / 15:00-17:00 From October 1st to March 31st: 10:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:00

Tel: +39 3 3197 6614



The Ogliari Transport Museum is a permanent exhibition of road and rail transport from the 18th to the 20th century. Francesco Ogliari, a writer and university lecturer on Transport History, founded the museum in 1954 to house the results of his over 40 years’ research. The Museum covers no less than 200 years of transport history. The visit includes carriages from the early 19th century such as the Scharette (1820), and a Busseto steam engine of 1892. Later examples are models of engines made by the Edison company at the beginning of the 20th century, a FIAT petrol-fuelled bus of 1921, a milestone in the history of combustion engines, and the F.S. 242 engine of 1936. Other “pearls of the past” on display are a water counterbalanced funicular railway and a wind-powered railway of 1858.


Normal price: Free

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Parking: yes
Guided tour: yes

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