Vistors boarding the train

Canberra Railway Museum

Enter a railway time tunnel.

Discover an authentic working heritage railway that runs real mainline trains!

Get up close to classic diesel locomotives.

Recapture the hands-on atmosphere of the Age of Steam.

See the mammoth 6029, the Southern Hemisphere's largest operating steam locomotive and one of the largest in the world.

Relive the romance of rail among the grace and glamour of classic hand-crafted carriages restored by dedicated volunteers.

Renew the spirit of closeness on a delightful trip with family to the village of Bungendore on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Revel in a party train with friends on a memorable fun-filled night or enjoy the mystery of the Ghost Train.

Share a romantic interlude with that someone special gliding along in a dinner dance train serving master chef cuisine.

Enjoy a quaint rail motor trip on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month for only $5pp after admission.

So many ways to recapture past memories and inspire new ones.



Daily: 10am - 3pm




Ranked #72 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor


A step back in time

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Like many similar museums this place is run by a small team of railway enthusiasts. It is not the easiest place to get to but well worth a visit. It costs only $5 to get in. The main exhibits are...

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A small museum punching above its weight. Volunteers are restoring many interesting old carriages and engines. Not a great deal to see, but what there is is a pleasant trip down memory lane for us...

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Best day for a long time

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I didn't visit the museum but I did take a trip on the Beyer-Garratt 6029 steam train that visited the central west of NSW. This is the largest operating steam locomotive in the Southern Hemisphere...

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  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet