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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 86513355
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Train town history

We thoroughly enjoyed the environs and guided tour of the steam town roundhouse. Amazing collection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Henk G
Peterborough at its best.

This is our 2nd visit to Peterborough and we vowed to revisit and take a tour of the rail centre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Annette P
Melbourne, Australia
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the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is a museum where people can sit in the historic carriages; enter the driver's cabins of the various locomotives and marvel at the rolling stock in the 1926 built roundhouse and admire the still functioning turntable what has all 3 gauges. Steamtown is ideal for families and is pet friendly also. Stay the night in Peterborough and attend the stunning sound and Light show that tells the story of the creation of Peterborough, about railways in South Australia and the history and personal stories associated with it and the linking of East Australia to West Australia
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1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 86513355
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the environs and guided tour of the steam town roundhouse. Amazing collection of railway heritage. Although having a bigger interest in steam engines we found the background of the many types of passenger coaches on show extremely interesting and the background information...More

1  Thank Henk G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 2nd visit to Peterborough and we vowed to revisit and take a tour of the rail centre and we were not disappointed. Becci our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about steam and diesel trains which made the tour very informative and...More

1  Thank Annette P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the money. Guide Colin spent two hours plus with us and boy does he know his stuff. An ex railwayman with a ton of knowledge and stories. Sound and Light show was very informative. Can recommend highly

1  Thank JDWilly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monday 23rd. October my wife and I made a "Flying" one day visit to our old home town Peterborough. (South Australia) for my wife to catch up with old school friends. Not wanting to catch up on the chatter, I took up an offer "To...More

Thank pbroboy
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went to the night light show and it was excellent. Using a range of technical effects we were given a history of the local area through the history of the railway. A must see

1  Thank Phillip J
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We did the guided tour during the day and then saw the sound and light show that evening. Thank you Phil for a most informative tour of the round house and it's carriages. The light and sound show was most informative on the history of...More

2  Thank Robyn K
Reviewed 19 September 2017

If you're interested in railway history then this is a must.....& even if you're not it's enlightening. So much of railway history is linked to the social history of the time & the "sound & light" show illustrates this beautifully. The only negative for me...More

2  Thank pennyjholmes
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We came back to Peterborough just to visit this Museum. Worth the effort. Our Guide was knowledgeable, patient and helpful. The tour included steam trains, diesel trains and period carriages from the 1890s to 1940s approx. Inside the wagons, the restoration was detailed and authentic...More

2  Thank Fran M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had a great time here. Did the guided tour during the day and learnt lots. Returned that evening for the sound and light show which was different to what I had expected but which was very informative on the history of of railways in the...More

2  Thank Margaret C
T199Steamtown, Front Office Manager at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the Sound and Light last night and went on the tour of the works this afternoon. A voyage through the time through the history of the engines and carriages. Both were intertwined with the European history of the district and the town. All we...More

2  Thank dumbquestion
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glenn h
10 November 2017|
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Response from T199Steamtown | Property representative |
Good afternoon glen, during Nov to Feb guided tours are from 10am to 2.30pm and the sound and light show is on at night if we have 6 or more people. During our high season Mch to Oct tours begin at 9am and finish at 3.30pm... More
glenn h
10 November 2017|
Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Steamtown is open between 0900 and 1700hrs. If you want to see all of it, you will need to book a guided tour which we found very informative, even being rail fans. There is also a light and sound show of a night which is... More