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Bulawayo Railway Museum

Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 362 45
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Garratts, glorious Garratts.....

This is a must do visit if you are a railway enthusiast - perhaps a little less interesting if... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2016
Norman G
Adelaide, Australia
Well worth a visit !

I can't say 5 stars because it's not but it really is a fascinating place to visit. From the... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2016
James H
Noosa Heads
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Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 362 45
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Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is a must do visit if you are a railway enthusiast - perhaps a little less interesting if you're not but if you're a photographer then the museum does offer interesting photographic opportunities in the mechanical-industrial sphere! Loads of history here concerning Zimbabwe-Zambian railway...More

Thank Norman G
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I can't say 5 stars because it's not but it really is a fascinating place to visit. From the moment I arrived and Gordon greatest me at the old railway station building it was like being transported to another era. Gordon is so passionate about...More

Thank James H
Reviewed November 12, 2016

So sad all this great memorabilia is left to a few enthusiast to maintain, which the government shows no interest in. I'm not a railway enthusiast, but I was amazed to see all the work and dedication that has gone into preserving all this railway...More

Thank LizIstanbul
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited a few museums on a recent trip round Zim and this was by far the best. I'm not a train spotter by any means but, given how the railway helped shape Zim, it was interesting to wander round the different trains and see...More

Thank David-Scotland
Reviewed October 7, 2016

I have visited the Railway Museum many times over the years and always take guests there and I highly recommend it to visitors. The museum has an excellent collection of old steam and electric engines and passenger coaches. The rapid commercial, mining and farming development...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

I worked and lived in this town many years ago,its just memories seeing the old technology! Then showing it to the kids too....

Thank justicemlugulu
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I saw a rail steam engine at the Mutare Museum, named 'Winston Churchill No. 1' and when I learned that there was a railway museum in Bulawayo, I just had to sneak away and have a look. The array of exhibits inside and outdoors is...More

Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Small but very interesting Museum. You will see lots of railway history, including Cecil Rhodes Coach. Friendly Staff will give you a Tour if you ask.

Thank Patriedo
Reviewed May 19, 2016

The railwayhistory of the southern part of Africa are here.the guide took us around tell us storis about the locomotives,and wen we left he gave us a first day issud stamp of Zimbabwe.

Thank permok
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

This excellent museum in Bulawayo is a 'must see' for anyone interested in the history of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. We visited particularly to see the personal railway carriage belonging to Cecil Rhodes which we were able to enter, walk through and take photos. A remarkable experience as...More

Thank tigerexplorer2015
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Christine B
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Response from Copey3 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gordon Murray, he's the curator and extremely helpful