Guide-led or self-guided options. Includes comprehensive pre and post visit resources.

The NSW Rail Museum tells the story of NSW rail history through Australia’s largest showcase of rolling stock, railway objects and memorabilia.

Students gain insight into the way in which the railways changed lives by bringing people together, transporting goods and services across great distances and into new areas, providing people with jobs and building communities.

Supporting resources such as comprehensive Teachers Notes, a pre-visit slideshow and post-visit revision sheets are freely available from the museum website to help teachers plan for and get the most out of their visit.

Curriculum Links

Early stage 1 – Personal and family histories
Stage 1 – Present and past family life
Stage 1 – The past in the present
Stage 2 – Community and remembrance
Stage 3 – The Australian colonies

Stage 1 & 2 – Physical world
Stage 1, 2 & 3 – Material world
Stage 1, 2 & 3 – Built environments
Stage 1, 2 & 3 – Products

Suitable for: 
Year 1
Year 2
Special Needs
Bus Parking
Additional Information: 

Guided visit: $11 per student
Guided visit + railmotor ride: $18 per student
Teacher-led visit: $9 per student
Accompanying staff/carers free of charge to a max ratio of 1:10 adults to students. Additional adults $19 each

Bookings for school groups must be made in advance. For more information call  1300 11 55 99 or email

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Physical Address: 
10 Barbour Road
Thirlmere NSW 2572
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Phone Number: 
02 4683 6800
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Opening Timings: 
CLOSED: 20 Dec 2020 - 2 Jan 2021. Then will reopen 10.00am - 4.00pm weekdays, 9.00am - 4.00pm weekends