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Address: 136 Railway Pde, Bassendean, Western Australia 6054, Australia
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+61 8 9279 7189

Comprehensive museum of Western Australian railways.

Outdoor display under...

Comprehensive museum of Western Australian railways.

Outdoor display under main roof includes locomotives, carraiges and wagons. Indoor display includes numerous photos and small exhibits.

Model railway operates on Sundays.

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What a lovely find. Great to walk around an see all the old engines and carriages. The staff, all volunteers, were so friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. A great place to... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
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68 reviews
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely find. Great to walk around an see all the old engines and carriages. The staff, all volunteers, were so friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. A great place to take the family.

Thank lenny61
Perth, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This Museum has a large collection of railway machinery, rolling stock, operational stock and photos. Many coaches can be viewed from inside, and some of the locos can be stepped into. There are things for children to do and to see, as well as a model railway and a large outdoor child's railway. A small cost for a family looking... More 

Thank brian_steels
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hello Brian Thanks for your comments, we're glad you found plenty to do, at reasonable cost. Don't forget our annual open day "Railfest" coming on the 9th October - many extra attractions on the day but still the usual entry prices. Our volunteers are always grateful to have your feedback. More 

Geraldton, Australia
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236 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Good half day out, take the kids along and show them the real life steam trains and carriages and learn the history of WA's railway networks and how it helped shape the state.

Thank Joseph B
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2016

i would recomend a visit to this historical museum of travel by rail,it really makes you feel that you are going down memory lane ,. The staff are really attentive and passionate about the place,and are only to willing to answer any question you may ask.I found the tour of trains and carriages fasinating,and the stories that were told ,about... More 

Thank meltony33
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Dear meltony Thanks for your kind words. Our volunteers do work hard to show visitors why our rail history is important, and fortunately we have several volunteers who enjoyed long careers in the railways so they have good stories to tell! We will pass on your comments to our crew. Regards More 

North Yunderup, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The staff there are very knowledgeable If you need to no anything about trains from WA's past they no it. From the very first train to arrive in WA to the present. Theirs about a dozen steam trains to old carriages and a fantastic photo and memorabilia room, this place is a must see for history and train buffs.

Thank Kevin M
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kevin Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit. Many of our volunteers are former railway employees, and/or longterm "train buffs", so we do like to be able to talk about and explain our rail history to visitors. Since you enjoyed the photos in the memorabilia display, can I suggest you also look at the gallery on our... More 

Narrogin, Australia
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

My three train obsessed boys absolutely adore coming and looking at all the trains especially "Thomas, Percy and Carriages Annie and Clarabelle". We wave to the trains every time we drive past!

Thank JaZfItZ
Caversham, Australia
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016

I have always loved trains, I try to visit here once a year to show support to the many volunteers who painstakingly strive to maintain these relics from days gone against the few who will graffiti. Its a friendly place and its great to see the little kids faces when they get close to these vintage giants or along side... More 

Thank Paul H
Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a walk from Ashfield station but well worth it. The place is filled with relics from days gone by, and is a walk down history lane. The only thing it's missing is an old orange perth metro rolling stock. I loved walking through all the old carriages. A fantastic collection of books for sale, as well... More 

Thank Michelle C
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Thanks for your comments, we're glad you enjoyed the railway Museum. Noted your comment about the missing orange railcars, in fact we do have one but was given to us in poor condition and will need a lot of work by our small band of volunteers before it can be on display - watch our facebook site for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2015

We visited as a group and were shown an overview of the various locomotives, from the very first to later steam engines through to earlier diesel locomotives. Then there was a great building with many early photos and lots of interesting memorabilia. Many of the carriages on display were open for visitors to walk through and see how passengers of... More 

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RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi Bev Thanks for visiting the railway Museum, and thanks for taking the time to write about us. We're glad you found it interesting, The Bullion van that you mention is newly restored by our skilled volunteers, in fact it's not quite finished yet, the interpretive material including a sound system are still being finalised. Our shop has been expanded... More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Easily accessible from the main Guildford Road. Found the railway memorabilia of great interest and an extensive range of locomotives and carriages on display. The cost of entrance was good value for a two hour visit. A little disappointed that the model railway was not running on the day we were there but the volunteers working at the museum ensured... More 

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RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for visiting, and for taking the trouble to review us on Tripadvisor. We're glad you found the collection of interest and that our volunteers were helpful - we all try to be friendly! I'm sorry the model railway was not running on the day you visited. This is actually a separate club and they simply don't have enough... More 

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