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ARHS Railway Museum

26 Champion Rd, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
+61 3 9397 7412
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Nice selection of local railway stock

Really good collection of exhibits, such a shame that so much rarity lives outside, however this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
david B
Petersfield, United Kingdom
Great visit for train history

Excellent place for train enthusiasts . There are many locos here of varying ages and condition... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Gary W
via mobile
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The Railway Museum has a large collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives spanning over 100 years of Victoria's railway history, as well as a variety of passenger and goods carriages, several railway cranes, signalling and other equipment. It also features a 1950s O scale model railway with hand-made models of various Victorian Railways trains. We are currently open 12 to 5pm every Saturday, and also open 12 to 5pm on Sundays during school holidays. We are also able to open the museum during the week for group bookings such as school excursions or club visits.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
26 Champion Rd, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
+61 3 9397 7412
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good collection of exhibits, such a shame that so much rarity lives outside, however this doesn' t detract from how good it is, friendly volunteers cheap entry. Well worth a visit.

Thank david B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent place for train enthusiasts . There are many locos here of varying ages and condition. Well worth a look and the children will love the experience . It's a very short walk from Nth Williamstown station and you can have lunch at Newport another...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I didn't think it would be as good as it was. There is quite a lot to see here; you can get really close to the trains, and also hop aboard a few of them. There are also a lot of smaller details that can...More

Thank Wyn83
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We visited in June and they have a great display of historic steam trains and diesel locomotives. It's an easy walk through the yards and some of the trains cabins are accessible to have a closer look. They also have some old Melbourne electric passenger...More

1  Thank mitch h
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This little, somewhat hidden museum has the most astonishing and impressive collection of locomotives and rolling stock. This is a wonderful place to take children, and this adult enjoyed it just as much as his grandsons. Well done to those stalwart volunteers!

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This place is only open one day a week (Saturday) and only in the afternoon on that day so you need to plan your visit. From Melbourne it is 45 minutes by train and walk. Once you get there it is worth it. There is...More

2  Thank MACIMI
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Easy location to get to. Entry price is reasonable.Great selection of engines.Engines and carriages are deteriorating, metal work is being eaten away and timber is rotting. A fast tracked restoration program is required to get these engineering marvels back to their former glory. A good...More

4  Thank GreyNomads888
John H, Manager at ARHS Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Hi there GreyNomads888 and thanks for your positive feedback on ease of access, location and the range of exhibits on display. We also understand the concerns you have raised about the exposure of exhibits to the elements. However, I think we have good news for...More

Reviewed 14 May 2016

Some of the engines from the Age of Steam on show here were active for over 70 years, a truly amazing feat of craftsmanship. Some locomotives were built in Australia. Many others were built in the United Kingdom, particularly Glasgow in Scotland and Lancashire. You...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic adventure back in time for rail enthusiasts just as good if not better than 25 years ago when adventuring it with my children a fantastic day all round with grandchildren now ...defently worth a visit allow a few hours. .well done to all the...More

2  Thank peter3030
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This rail museum has a brilliant and historically significant collection of Victoria's railway history. Staffed by volunteers who are passionate about what they maintain it is worth a couple of hours even if you are not a rail fan, especially if introducing the younger generation...More

2  Thank Tony W
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