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Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8955 5047
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This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of...

This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.

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Old Ghan Museum

Was able to go on the old ghan to look around. Wish it was still useable. the museum is worth a look its very interesting. souvenier shop has also a cafe. 2nd time I have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bruce c
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Geelong, Australia
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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place for the Men folk with lots of trucks and cars, my friends grandfather has a few pieces on display, look out for Bertha.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to go on the old ghan to look around. Wish it was still useable. the museum is worth a look its very interesting. souvenier shop has also a cafe. 2nd time I have been there. Next to this is a truck musuem which has a seperate admission

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so cool. Lots of trains to see, a small train ride for children. Lovely café and gift shop. Great museum and gardens. Also next to Truck museum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We had travelled to The Alice on the new Ghan, so it was interesting to see the old. My "train nerd" son was disappointed that there was not more of the engine open to view, but we were interested in the museum pieces and the carriages. Great souviners

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Thank Marg F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The history of trains to and from Alice Springs is an interesting one and a very important means of early transportation. Can spend a lot of time looking through this museum.

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Thank Glenda B
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A great look into yesterday's travelling experiences. Worth the entry fee and food & drink available.!

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Thank Lenk
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Good to see how the Ghan used to travel and what the train was like. The other things in the museum was similar to the telegraph station.

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Thank glens125
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Knew when going here I'd love it. Everything is old just like I remember it . The staff so friendly old time service loved it . I enjoyed seeing looking touching all the old train stuff. I never went on the Ghan but always wanted to. If you like trains you'll enjoy this

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Thank Awsomeal
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Very interesting place, it's amazing to see how people travelled years ago, to them it was luxury compared to now.It was good to go into some of the carriages to see just how much the Ghan has changed from the early days.It was well worth it and congratulations to the volunteers that keep things alive for future generatin

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Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had limited time as it was late in the day, would have liked more time. Also has a cafe and good souvenirs.

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