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“Learnt a bit of history”

Adelaide River Railway Museum
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
5,255 reviews
1,943 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,872 helpful votes
“Learnt a bit of history”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was not a pre planned destination for us but we were in the region and it made you realise how important the railways had been in linking such remote parts of Australia. Similarly had no idea of its significance in the world war so it was a bit of an eye opener.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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“We love old train history”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We love old train history
They ask a entry donation to visit the center which comprises a number of buildings and large machinery to...there is a lot of information regarding old railway lines and you can have a nice cup of tea and what a wonderful group of volunteers

Visited June 2014
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Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Old world charm & history”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

A group of volunteers run this Museum which shows the history of Adelaide River - its involvement as a military base in WWII, the development of the rail line from south to north, and the overland telegraph line. They ask a $2 entry donation to visit the centre which comprises a number of buildings and large machinery to view including train carriages, water tanks, pumps, etc. One building includes artefacts from the war and the bombing of Darwin, another has visitor info, another has info about the telegraph and phone lines and the history of communication over such vast distances. Then there is the old tea room building on the railway line which used to be a tea house where trains stopped - it's like stepping back in time to see the rooms set up with china like they used to be. The volunteers are passionate about keeping history alive (so good to see in Australia where cities are all too quick to pull down old buildings) and they have included LOTS of charts, artefacts, samples to view. Kids would find the old stuff interesting but would need to be able to read to see what some of them were about. A good 'old fashioned' museum, showcasing some forgotten treasures. Worth a stop off for a wander around while you're there.

Visited May 2014
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