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Canberra Railway Museum

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Address: Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6239 6707
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A step back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and preservation of these unique, timeless memorials.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 20th century. You are allowed to walk through each carriage and take photos. There are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 see how the grandparents travelled about. Allow between one and one and a half hours.

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Thank Ken M
Country New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 I am sure you can view it there. If this train pulls into a station... More 

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Miranda, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the primary interest in going. Cheap enough and kept the children happy for the morning.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 them! The volunteers who were there were very nice and helpful! We enjoyed it just... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 plan for the remaining exhibits.

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Junee, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 it with ugly temporary steps in front of it. The cabin was so crowded hardly... More 

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Tahmoor, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 , ok for little kids on the miniature railway . Food well that was terrible... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

So you thought it was going to be a 70 min steam train trip to Queenbeyan.... Wrong! 30 minutes at least spent shuffling slowly forward, stopping and waiting. Then reverse back to the beginning where you started from. No explanation or advance warning was given by the operators. Then you start up again only to find that the actual trip... More 

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