WELCOME BACK TO THE NSW RAIL MUSEUM
At long last we will reopen the doors of the NSW Rail Museum, with a staggered opening arrangement for the Museum and our heritage train rides.
The NSW Rail Museum and Loop Line heritage train rides will return as follows:
From 23 October — the Museum will be open weekends only, however their will be no heritage train rides.
From November — the Museum will be open weekends only, with heritage train rides every weekend.
From 4 December — the Museum will be open 7 days a week (closed 23 - 26 December), with heritage train rides on 4 - 5 and 11 - 12 December only.
From 1 January — the Museum will be open 7 days a week, with heritage train rides from 1 - 26 January.
Explore Australia's largest collection of heritage rolling stock
Whether it's the stunning Governor General's Carriage or the Rail Pay Bus – used for transporting employees’ wages all over the state's rail system, we have something interesting to see at every corner.
Steam train rides every weekend
Bring your museum experience to life with a 40-minute steam train ride.
Departs historic Thirlmere Station several times every Saturday & Sunday (6 November - 12 December).
See departure times when booking, please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Enjoy a COVID safe experience
We are committed to ensuring a COVID safe experience for you and your family.
As per NSW Government guidelines, all visitors over 16 years must either be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.
All visitors must check-in using the Service NSW QR code and show proof of vaccination.
Food and drink options
On weekends, a limited range of pre-made sandwiches, salads and snacks are available, along with tea, hot chocolates and coffee.
On weekdays, we encourage visitors to stop by one of the many local cafes, pubs or restaurants — either before or after your visit to the NSW Rail Museum. For more information on local eateries visit the Visit Wollondilly website.
With over 10,000 square metres of lawns and sheltered picnic tables, the grounds are the perfect place to have a picnic – don’t forget a rug!
We're now accepting Dine & Discover vouchers! Simply enter your voucher details on checkout.
Child (aged 2-17)
Infant (under 2)
Member / Annual Pass holder
MUSEUM + TRAIN RIDE