NSW Rail Museum

The intriguing and fabulous NSW Rail Museum is in Thirlmere, just over an hour’s drive from Sydney's city centre. You’ll discover Australia's largest collection of rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, and interactive activities for the kids and so much more, including steam train rides.

The museum has the most comprehensive overview of railway heritage to be found in Australia, with locomotives and carriages dating back to the 1860s. You’ll marvel at some of the engineering and design achievements of the railways and find out how signals and points keep the lines safe.

Enjoy steam train rides from Thirlmere to Buxton return on every Sunday from March through November. This is a marvellous experience and the journey is about 50 minutes. Steam trains depart from the historic Thirlmere Station at various times in the day. There are special events, too.

Nearby events

  1. Thirlmere Festival of Steam

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Thirlmere

    NSW Rail Museum joins the local community in celebrating the beginning of steam season! Bring your family and friends to explore, as the tiny town of Thirlmere turns into a bustling hub of activity with rides, craft, stalls, all day…