New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, Thirlmere

Located in the historic town of Thirlmere in the Wollondilly Shire, the NSW Rail Museum is within easy reach of Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong and the South Coast and is a perfect day out for kids and rail enthusiasts alike.

Visit on a Sunday and go for a heritage train ride, with the largest collection of rolling stock in Australia you'll fall in love with rail heritage.

The NSW Rail Museum hosts events for every age group throughout the year. Join Thomas the tank engine and friends at one of our Days Out with Thomas or celebrate the launch of the steam season with us during the Festival of Steam. Keep an eye on our events calendar, accessible through our website:

NSW Rail Museum is brought to you by Transport Heritage NSW.
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  • My young son loves trains so I promised to take him to the NSW Train Museum while visiting NSW from interstate. One and a half hours by train to get to Picton Station. Expensive but nice trip. No Opal...  more »
  • Fabulous day out for young and old. All three generations loved the steam train ride to Button. Well organised day congratulations to all the volunteers  more »
  • Shout out to Tracey, amazing patron at the reception. Keep your student card handy for concession entry at $10 (Adults). Wonderful experience and a recommended day trip with family from Sydney. Has tons of history to show; dating all the way back to 1869. Usual trip to this Museum, I would say give atleast 3 hours if planning your trip. There is a cafe inside, you can have some quick snacks and coffee in designated area. You really won't have lots of souvenir options here which is a downside, wish they had some locomotive models at a reasonable price. Overall, 5 star experience. Totally recommended.
  • Great place to experience older trains and learn about the history. Nice facility with lots for the kids to see and do. Historic train rides on the weekends. Not the best place to visit if you don’t like walking

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