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Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8955 5047
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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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Great to see more about the old train, and generally about life in the "Red Centre." Getting on the train, exploring the good life of luxury transport across the continent. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The museum is small but it does have some interesting things there. Run by volunteers its a little tired but still good. It is a pity that you can't view the carriages inside to see what it was like to travel on the train.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great to see more about the old train, and generally about life in the "Red Centre." Getting on the train, exploring the good life of luxury transport across the continent. Also other interesting exhibits relating to life in and around Alice in days gone by.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Situated between the town and airport, the Ghan Railway Museum has a great collection of documents, photographs and memorabilia, plus a small selection of locomotives and rolling stock. Passionate volunteers staff the museum, which could do better if there was money to add more items and upgrade the facilities.small cafe with inexpensive food on site. A must visit for rail... More 

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited here hoping to learn more about the Ghan and general history of the area. It was hard to find as signage from Stuart Hwy was non existent, and our first impression was confusing due to the scattering of caravans and odd hand painted signs throughout the yard!?! However, once we were inside it was great. There was lots... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I thought it was the best thing I paid for in Alice Springs. It has a pretty good set of exhibits about the Ghan (equipment, old photos and posters, even the looped video had lots of great footage) and even about the camel expeditions preceding it, plus some carriages to explore. I had to limit myself to an hour but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Expected more - the Ghan was such a major part of Australian history but this lacked the emotional appeal I assumed - the overall exhibition feels rundown and the entrance fees are expensive by comparison. Ideally Alice Springs would have a bundle of fees to see multiple historical sites. Ultimately with these high fees, people make choices and everyone loses.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The place seemed a bit deserted the day we were there. We had trouble finding the way in but once we had got into the building there was a lot of journeyinteresting stuff to read and photographs to look at dealing with the history of the building of the rail road, the camel trains, the usage of the railroad during... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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