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Old Ghan Museum

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Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8955 5047
Description: This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of...
This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.
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Interesting insight into history.

I enjoyed the interesting facts about the Ghan and how people managed back then with what they had technology wise, plus the heat and plus the wait for the supplies thanks to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Maroochydore, Australia
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Maroochydore, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I enjoyed the interesting facts about the Ghan and how people managed back then with what they had technology wise, plus the heat and plus the wait for the supplies thanks to the Ghan. A completely different way of life. Glad I went to understand just how tough it was.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Tells the Story of the Old Ghan Railway, needs more money spent on it to improve its exhibits but I think they receive nothing from the government at this point of time, lets hope that this changes as we should preserve Australias History

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Tainan, Taiwan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There's a small garden before I go into museum. It's nothing special for me but I love the big chess in the garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well presented and interesting but probably would only appeal to train and history buffs. It has loads on information on the history of the Ghan and how it has impacted on Australian life and society

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Sydney Australia
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339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fascinating insight into the old railway and the important connection it had for the people of the Inland. You don't have to be a train buff to enjoy but it will help !! Kids would love the whole set up & when the mini train runs they would love it . Pity we got there so late but enjoyed it... More 

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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well what an interesting place. Not only do you see the old Ghan Train but there is the truck and at museum there as well. Very interesting for us as adults to see as well as kids to see. Was a way to spend a couple of hours.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A very good exhibition of railway related items, film and stories before you go through to walk down the carriages in one of the old Ghan trains. A real trip into the past. Very much a part of the story of Alice Springs.

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The museum was a bit lacking (not a train buff), the food in the cafe was just awful. The chicken soup was worse then dishwater.

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Gold Coast
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59 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After 3 months of drought, we had a rain soaked day in Alice Springs. With little that we hadn't already done we headed to the Ghan museum to have Devonshire Tea! The museum is set in the original train station and has a cosy little cafe with 3 tables inside beside an open fire which we needed in the freezing... More 

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brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you like looking at a pile of rusting old junk and paying through the nose for the privilege then you might enjoy it. The camels yarded outside were more appealing.

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