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Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum

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Address: Railway Parade | Werris Creek, Tamworth, New South Wales 2341, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6768 7929
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Detour and see this museum.

For years now I have been travelling to Armidale for weekend schools at the University. This year I detoured off the New England Highway to see the Railway museum . I am very glad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Maitland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

For years now I have been travelling to Armidale for weekend schools at the University. This year I detoured off the New England Highway to see the Railway museum . I am very glad I did. It's housed in Werris Creek Railway station (about 20 minutes drive from Tamworth) which is itself worth seeing- it's a splendid and very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a fantastic time at the Werris Creek Railway Museum, the staff are volunteers and so helpful, gave us a tour upstairs of the new attractions that will be opening soon. will have a model railway and lots more, even if you are not a railway enthusiast you will still enjoy this venue. It is full of history and... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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86 helpful votes 86 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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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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