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18-19 MAY
On 18 and 19 May, the magic of steam comes to life with four steam trains at the NSW Rail Museum!
Steam Train Rides

Enjoy an historic steam train ride behind some of Australia's most famous steam locomotives. See 120-year-old express locomotive 3265, take a trip through time behind former Sydney suburban locomotive 3001, or experience the largest steam locomotive in the southern hemisphere, Beyer-Garratt 6029!

Plus, for one trip only on Saturday 18 May, take a ride after dark towards Picton and return!

Timetable

9.00am

9.30am

10.10am

10.45am

11.20am

11.55am

12.30pm

1.05pm

2.15pm

2.45pm

3.20pm

3.50pm

6:00pm

Buxton

Picton

Buxton

Picton

Buxton

Picton

Buxton

Picton

Buxton

Picton

Buxton

Picton

Picton night train*

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3001+3265/4001

*Night train operates Saturday 18 May only

Steam Park

Explore vintage sights and activities at the NSW Rail Museum with our Steam Park!

Locomotive Cab Visits
Climb into the drivers' cab of vintage locomotive 3526, right in the forecourt of the NSW Rail Museum.
 

Steam Machinery
See an array of historic machinery, including steam traction engines, a coal grab, and a steam roller. Plus, enjoy live blacksmith demonstrations from Eveleigh Workshops and leathercraft from FaeMorgaine leather.

Science Experiments
Learn about the science of steam with a range of experiments and activities, brought to life by Fizzics Education.

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Festival Highlights

Beyond the museum, enjoy a range of activities and festival delights, brought to you by Wollondilly Shire Council.

Annual Parade

On Sunday 19 May, enjoy a range of costumes, characters and performers in the annual festival parade! Who knows what you'll see this year?

Live Entertainment

On Sunday 19 May at Barbour road, see local acts take to the stage with a selection of amazing performances. Plus, be thrilled by stilt walkers, dancers, musicians and more across the village.
 

Carnival Rides and Family Fun Zone
On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, enjoy the thrill of carnival rides at Thirlmere Sportsground, from midday right to 9pm!

Book Carnival Ride Tickets
 

Food Stalls and Markets 
On Sunday 19 May, Barbour Road will transform into Eat Street. Enjoy a huge selection of fantastic food and treats and peruse market stalls with a selection of local produce and artisan goods.

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Tickets

 

TICKET TYPE

Adult

Concession

Child (aged 2-17)

Infant (under 2)

MUSEUM ONLY

$15

$10

$5

FREE

MUSEUM + TRAIN RIDE*

$35

$25

$15

FREE

*Lounge car option is an extra $10 for Adult, Concession and Child fares.


THNSW members receive discounted tickets. Not a member? Join today!

Terms and conditions
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  • 'Museum only' includes all activities, except a steam train ride.

  • Museum and train ride tickets do not include entry to carnival rides at Thirlmere Sportsground. To book carnival ride tickets, visit www.thirlmerefestivalofsteam.com.au

  • Complimentary carer tickets are not available for this event. Approved carers may purchase a Concession ticket.

  • Please be sure of your availability before you book as there are NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES offered.

  • Children under 2 are admitted FREE but must sit on adults lap during train ride.

  • The NSW Rail Museum reserves the right to change locomotive power without notice, however will endeavour to notify customers of this change should the need arise for operational reasons.

  • See link to full Terms & Conditions at bottom of page.

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY
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