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Now open every Saturday and Sunday for pre-booked visits.
To keep you safe, tickets for your visit to the NSW Rail Museum must be pre-booked as we strictly limit the number of people in the Museum at any one time.  
Tickets are NOT available for purchase at the Museum.
What you can see and do
Locomotive 3801 in steam

For a limited time only, be among the first to get up close to legend of steam locomotive 3801 – fresh from an over decade long restoration. See the engine in steam and enjoy exclusive access to the driver’s cab. 

Learn more about locomotive 3801 >

Keeping you safe

We're committed to keeping you safe. This includes limiting visitor numbers at any one time, regular cleaning of onsite amenities, hand sanitiser stations throughout the museum and the temporary closure of our kiosk and some exhibits.

Important: If you have cold or flu symptoms, or have been asked to self-isolate, or a feeling unwell in any way, stay home and do not visit the NSW Rail Museum until you are well again.

Australia's largest rail heritage collection

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. 

Learn more about our exhibits >

Please note: there will be no heritage train rides.

Food and drink options

The NSW Rail Museum kiosk remains closed 

Only a limited range of snacks and cold drinks are available at the reception counter.

Support our local cafes, pubs and restaurants

To support our local community following the extended period of closures due to bushfires and now COVID-19, we’re encouraging 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.

Picnic areas 

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!


Due to the current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all visitors are required to pre-purchase tickets online and attend the NSW Rail Museum on their selected date and time only. Tickets are NOT available for purchase at the Museum.


You will need to book for one of two sessions on a Saturday or Sunday:

  • Morning session (9.00am – 12.00pm)

  • Afternoon session (1.00pm – 4.00pm)  

You can arrive at any time during your session, however you will need to leave by the session’s end time.




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