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Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum

Address: Railway Parade | Werris Creek, Tamworth, New South Wales 2341, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6768 7929
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Tamworth
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums
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Alice Springs, Australia
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898 reviews 898 reviews
477 attraction reviews
1,918 helpful votes 1,918 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Werris Creek Rail Journey Museum is actually is 45km south of Tamworth. The museum is run by volunteers who are happy to explain all the history of the railway, throughout the area. The stories are interesting and some of the volunteers are ex-railway employees. Admission is free, but a gold coin donation each helps. There are video's to watch,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This museum houses some interesting memorabillia of train journeys long past. We had no idea of the amount of rail history in this area of NSW. It's always heartwarming to see museums run by volunteers keeping our history alive and not forgotten. If it wasn't for them it would be lost. Well worth a visit for all the family.

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Lawson, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Housed in the Werris Creek railway station and run by volunteers, this provides an amazing insight into the development of railways in this country and particularly in the north-west of the state. Run by volunteers, admission is free but they have plans to extend the museum and welcome donations. I did not know that Werris Creek was the third biggest... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took a little drive from Tamworth and called in to this museum along the way. One of the volunteers was on hand to explain some of the items on display, which made it all the more interesting as we wouldn't have known what half the things were for or what they did. Very interesting, especially their version of a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent insight to the building of the railway under not so easy conditions. Well run by a group of lovely people.

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Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well worth a visit, in fact it's worth detouring into Werris Creek to view this museum. Would be enjoyed by gunzels and non-gunzels.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We called in to the museum with mum-in-law in May to see how it was looking & to look up the details showing my late father-in-law who worked for 45 years on the railway as a train driver. They had lived in Werris Creek for over 50 years before moving to Junee some years ago to be closer to family.... More 

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Iluka, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

All things Railway, and you get the feel for the pioneering aspect of it when Rail was The transport over distance for remote NSW. If you want to see what it took to get Australia mobile, this is a must see. Mind you, in Werris Creek.....there is not much else.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is incorrectly listed as a Tamworth attraction - Werris Creek is about 40km south west of Tamworth. The town of Werris Creek has a strong railway heritage - immediately evident when you arrive in town, as all of the street name signs are shaped like railway semaphore signals! The museum is in a building on the railway platform and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

This three year old railway museum is located between Werris Creek railway station's two platforms, one of which is for the Tamworth and Armidale XPlorer service and the other for the Narrabri and Moree line. The museum is well set out. Although Werris Creek is no longer quite as bustling as it once was (the railways are now a smaller... More 

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