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Canberra Railway Museum

Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6239 6707
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Very interesting place to visit. The volunteers were knowledgeable and exciting to listen too... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Wanaka, New Zealand
Excellent exhibits & a special thanks to volunteer tour guide Gary.

Enjoyed the knowledge and enthusiasm of the volunteer staff who took us so personally on a tour of... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
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Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6239 6707
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very interesting place to visit. The volunteers were knowledgeable and exciting to listen too. Spent a good couple of hours here.

Thank primulterio17
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the knowledge and enthusiasm of the volunteer staff who took us so personally on a tour of the heritage stock in their collection. Without which we would not have so fully appreciated the historical signifigance or the skills and time devoted to the restoration...More

Thank vincem123
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Like many similar museums this place is run by a small team of railway enthusiasts. It is not the easiest place to get to but well worth a visit. It costs only $5 to get in. The main exhibits are railway carriages from the early...More

Thank DavidBlackburnAust
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A small museum punching above its weight. Volunteers are restoring many interesting old carriages and engines. Not a great deal to see, but what there is is a pleasant trip down memory lane for us oldies. For the very young it would be interesting to...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I didn't visit the museum but I did take a trip on the Beyer-Garratt 6029 steam train that visited the central west of NSW. This is the largest operating steam locomotive in the Southern Hemisphere. This train is housed in the Canberra Railway Museum and...More

1  Thank ChrisyMay
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Sunday morning with young family. Enthusiastic staff. Very small collection of railway memorabilia inside. A handful of various train carriages from the past century that could be boarded and viewed as well as two diesel engines. No steam engines on display unfortunately as that was...More

Thank Julian4077
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the museum expecting it to be bigger than what it was! It is all run by volunteers and I would presume a tight budget. The trains you could go in were really good - well done to the volunteers who are restoring...More

Thank nijo01
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Canberra Railway Museum is the home of the mighty 6029 Beyer Garrett which has been brilliantly restored to running order by the volunteers. While this is a fantastic effort and was undoubtly a huge financial commitment by the museum, there needs to be a...More

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This was a terrible waste of time and money. Nothing to see, nothing to do. Terrible food. One steam train running backwards on the track. The main attraction, the mighty Garrett was not fired up and was parked so no pics could be taken of...More

2  Thank CaB2663
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Having spent a great day with friends in Canberra visiting the War Memorial we decided to go the railway museum ,entry was $10 per adult once in side there was nothing much to see ,yes you climb on board the Garrett but that was it...More

1  Thank trendyh2014
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Response from james232013 | Reviewed this property |
$ 8.00 per Adult and $ 5.00 a child down the end of dead end street in Kingston a bit of a walk but a really good museum