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Australian Railway Historical Society

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Have visited this rail museum on a number of previous occasions but on this visit was dismayed to find that it has closed its doors and is not operating for the foreseeable future. Unfortunate.

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Tony W
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Even though this is a relatively small museum, you can really get up close to most of the exhibits. As we visited on a day where many volunteers were not available, some areas were restricted and some rolling stock was not available to be inspected....More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank waynecP8645CA
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We took this train from Canberra to Bungendore. The staff are very helpful, everything is very well organised. There was one staff member who came through the carriages and told everyone about the history of the area we were passing through and the history of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank austrip
Reviewed March 26, 2016

Took a steam train ride from Kingston to Bungendore. Had a hot 3 course meal with tea and coffee. Food was very nice, service grest and knowledge ofvolunteers fantastic. Well worth the money and time.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Kerrie W
Reviewed December 1, 2015

Visited the Museum recently, found the lady at entrance a great source of information, still a lot of work to be done on some of the rolling stock.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank GrannyJules2014
Reviewed September 26, 2015

This museum has a collection of steam and diesel rolling stock with a variety of passenger carriages. Like most of these sort of things it seems to be run on a shoe string by a bunch of dedicated volunteers who have to acquire both the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank SpannerPerthWA
Reviewed June 29, 2015

A great little railway museum in Canberra with several steam and diesel locomotives and a large number of carriages. Some of which are operational and people can ride in. I was there for the naming of a recently restored locomotive and had a great time....More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank AnthonyW694
Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is small rail museum, but with a well-preserved collection. It certainly brought back memories for me, as I used to catch some of the carriages and rail motor to school back in the 1970s. Rail enthusiasts such as me will love it, others may...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Australian Rail Historical Society runs a range of rail trips from Canberra using a vintage rail motor, steam of various sorts and the occassional diesel. The short trip from the Rail Museum to Fyshwick and back is brilliant for the kids.

Date of experience: February 2014
4  Thank cantrav7
Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Historical Society run train trips to Bungendore for special events eg Easter, Valentine's Day etc. Passengers need to book tickets in advance as the train rides are usually sold out. Volunteer staff are very helpful and show people to their seats on the train....More

Date of experience: March 2013
3  Thank fun2travelCanberra
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