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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 #5 of 15 Attractions in Tamworth
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Tamworth, Australia
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254 reviews 254 reviews
103 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There are many interesting stories are interesting, and most of the volunteers are ex-railway employees. Admission is free, but a gold coin donation each helps.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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974 reviews 974 reviews
527 attraction reviews
2,268 helpful votes 2,268 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
18 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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Gold Coast, 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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