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Address: Railway Parade | Werris Creek, Tamworth, New South Wales 2341, Australia
Phone Number: 02 6768 7929
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The National Railway Museum Werris Creek.

Apart from the amazing effort put into this Museum collection, the artistic sculptors are quite good interpretations of the various areas within the history of the Railway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jean P
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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apart from the amazing effort put into this Museum collection, the artistic sculptors are quite good interpretations of the various areas within the history of the Railway Workers. The Memorial is also dedicated to the workers through paving bricks on the footpath into the Memorial. Most importantly, though, the Volunteers we met on the day could not have been more... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This little museum at Werris Creek has lots to interest rail enthusiasts. If however you are really only interested in rolling stock it may not be for you. This museum focusses on equipment and memorabilia. We particularly liked the 3801 live steam model which took six years to build as well as the electric staff exchange equipment. The catering stories... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

A visit to my old place of work was very rewarding as it has been turned into the Australian Railway Monument and Rail Journeys Museum. There is an extensive display of railwaybilia and the Monument is very well set out. Staff were helpful and admission is only by donation.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Rail Journeys Museum at Werris Creek, located within the old and historic Werris Creek Railway Station is a must to visit when you are in the New England area. Werris Creek was one of NSW major rail hubs in years gone by and a hugely busy rail centre so much so that the entire township grew up around the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

had a wonderful time here. The volunteers are so knowledgable coming from their years working for the railway. My dads first posting in the country was as a shunter at werris creek. I had no idea it was such a large station with 700 staff at the time dad was there in 1942 with a new wife and baby. So... More 

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Thank Joy P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Lovely local people keeping an important part of our history alive and interesting. Used for Angelina Jolie's film "Unbroken', there are displays and memorabilia for everyone.

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had never been to Werris Creek and were totally unaware of it being such a huge railway town. The still functioning magnificent old world railway station is located at the junction of the northern and the western rail lines. In the past this was an extremely busy station. Outside there is a Australian Railway Monument which is incredibly creative... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband is a real train buff from way back. This place is full of memrobllia that you will remember from the past. if you travelled by train interstate during the 50's and 60's you will love this place. We came to this area just to visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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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