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Bulawayo Railway Museum

Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 362 45
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History! Zimbabwe/Rhodesia railway system

Get engulfed in transport history, Bulawayo Railway Museum features several exhibitions on the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
A surprising highlight of my first trip to Zimbabwe

Railway museums aren't my usual "thing" but this isn't like any other railway museum I have ever... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 362 45
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Get engulfed in transport history, Bulawayo Railway Museum features several exhibitions on the historical narrative of the railway system in Zimbabwe

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Railway museums aren't my usual "thing" but this isn't like any other railway museum I have ever been to. There are so many different trains and carriages with Cecil Rhodes' carriages being the most historically important and interesting. The unfettered access to everything made this...More

Thank Copey3
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place and a must to go and see the Railway Museum... it will take you through the rich history of the railways..

Thank Ioakeem K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I was very disappointed in how run down the museum and surrounding yard area was. There are a large number of locomotives - not well kept.

1  Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I am interested in history and have always enjoyed museum. It just needs some sprucing up, but funds are short. Because of the rains, the grounds are very over grown at the moment, but you are free to wander and climb into the many trains....More

1  Thank Horse91dancer
Reviewed 5 January 2017

See the stately steam engines preserved and lovingly tended. Child friendly exhibits where the little ones can play at being an REAL engine driver Choo, choo! See the preserved coaches of Cecil John Rhodes and be transported to a bygone era. A must see in...More

1  Thank 365candy
Reviewed 2 January 2017

slightly hard to find, but if looking for somethimng to do in Bulawayo thats quick and good for kids, this is it. The moderator, Gordon, is very kind, and for $2 per adult, this is a great way to spend an afternoon. Lots of old...More

Thank Travelmonger31
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were crazy enough to do a day trip of ~900 KM from Harare to Buawayo to see this museum and we were not disappointed. Bulawayo railway station has the 2nd longest platform in the world (the longest is in Paris, I think). The museum...More

Thank SalmanLondon
Reviewed 22 December 2016

While not a train buff I do enjoy trains and I also am very interested in history. Therefore, this is a fantastic place to combine these. The museum is surprisingly large and comprehensive. There is plenty to keep you occupied for an hour or two...More

Thank mwesi
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Old carriages are available to walk through. They may be partly rotten but they still reveal ages past and you can feel the ghosts of previous occupants. Rhodes plush carriage ,made by Pulman , in the states is unique. If you are lucky, Gordon may...More

Thank Peter F
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Christine B
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Response from Copey3 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gordon Murray, he's the curator and extremely helpful