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.Make NSW Rail Museum part of your personalized Thirlmere itinerary using our Thirlmere journey builder .
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: www.nswrailmuseum.com.au
NSW Rail Museum is brought to you by Transport Heritage NSW.
NSW Rail Museum Reviews
My son is a huge huge Thomas and friends fan. Arrived at Thirlmere after a 1.5 hour car ride. It is not worth the drive, it isn’t worth the entry fee and it certainly isn’t fun what so ever. Biggest w... more »
Went here for second time for the Easter bunny steam engine ride. Kids loved it. Along with all the old trains, there was an activity area for kids where kids could make trains out of cardboard boxes.... 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
Plan your trip to Thirlmere
Get a personalised planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customise itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best activities
and find special offers
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Thirlmere
Plans to NSW Rail Museum by other users
59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Perth & Berrima BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Wollongong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Mittagong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Greater Sydney BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 43 days in Campbelltown BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium