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Venue hire

The NSW Rail Museum is a multi-use site, which includes onsite catering for events and functions. No other venue can provide a back drop like the NSW Rail Museum.


From corporate parties to children’s birthdays, 30 people to 200 - we can do it!

  • Children’s birthday parties

  • Product launches

  • Weddings

  • Corporate parties

  • Christmas parties

  • Filming

We can provide the venue on its own or organise and provide everything you need for your special event.

For more information, please call: 1300 11 55 99.

Download our Venue Hire brochure [PDF].

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Charter a heritage train

Why not hire a heritage train or arrange a group booking for your next social, community or corporate function? 

Depending on location, dates and availability, we offer heritage train charters for:

  • Product / media launches

  • Conferences

  • Parties

  • Theme trips

  • Weddings

  • Incentive programs

  • Movie and film productions

Please note, charters requests for operation outside of Thirlmere and on the main line require at least six months notice and a minimum budget of $15,000. 

For more information, please call: 1300 11 55 99.

Requests to operate at community events

The NSW Rail Museum occasionally partners with community groups and/or government agencies to operate heritage trains at community events across NSW. Such operations are highly dependent on location, network access and supporting infrastructure. 


If you are an event organiser and would like to request a heritage train operation at a location within NSW, please email your proposal to:

Attention: Engagement Team

Ensure you include:

  • Event date/s

  • Event purpose and benefit to the community

  • Event organiser details including key contact/s

  • Key stakeholders and/or VIPs involved with the event

  • Estimated attendance numbers

  • Type of train requested - steam/diesel/electric/railmotor (note: this is highly dependent on location and rolling stock availability)

Submissions will only be considered if they are provided at least 12 months in advance of an event.

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