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The Railway Museum

136 Railway Pde, Bassendean, Western Australia 6054, Australia
+61 8 9279 7189
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This museum is one of the best museums of train memorabilia and rolling stock we have seen. We... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Jean A
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Perth, Australia
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I would recommend a visit

What a lovely find. Great to walk around an see all the old engines and carriages. The staff, all... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
lenny61
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Comprehensive museum of Western Australian railways. Outdoor display under main roof includes locomotives, carraiges and wagons. Indoor display includes numerous photos and small exhibits. Model railway operates on Sundays.
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136 Railway Pde, Bassendean, Western Australia 6054, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the best museums of train memorabilia and rolling stock we have seen. We recently visited a Canadian one similar and here at Bassendean there were far more great examples of actual rolling stock. There are some great activities for the...More

Thank Jean A
RailMuseum_WA, Front Office Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello Jean Thanks for your comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. You're right about opening hours - every Sunday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, but we do also open earlier on Wednesdays in school holidays, or for group bookings. Enjoy your travels! Thanks The...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely find. Great to walk around an see all the old engines and carriages. The staff, all volunteers, were so friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. A great place to take the family.

Thank lenny61
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This Museum has a large collection of railway machinery, rolling stock, operational stock and photos. Many coaches can be viewed from inside, and some of the locos can be stepped into. There are things for children to do and to see, as well as a...More

Thank brian_steels
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Hello Brian Thanks for your comments, we're glad you found plenty to do, at reasonable cost. Don't forget our annual open day "Railfest" coming on the 9th October - many extra attractions on the day but still the usual entry prices. Our volunteers are always...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Good half day out, take the kids along and show them the real life steam trains and carriages and learn the history of WA's railway networks and how it helped shape the state.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 28 July 2016

i would recomend a visit to this historical museum of travel by rail,it really makes you feel that you are going down memory lane ,. The staff are really attentive and passionate about the place,and are only to willing to answer any question you may...More

Thank melvyne e
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Dear meltony Thanks for your kind words. Our volunteers do work hard to show visitors why our rail history is important, and fortunately we have several volunteers who enjoyed long careers in the railways so they have good stories to tell! We will pass on...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016

The staff there are very knowledgeable If you need to no anything about trains from WA's past they no it. From the very first train to arrive in WA to the present. Theirs about a dozen steam trains to old carriages and a fantastic photo...More

Thank Kevin M
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Hi Kevin Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit. Many of our volunteers are former railway employees, and/or longterm "train buffs", so we do like to be able to talk about and explain our rail history to visitors. Since you enjoyed the photos...More

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My three train obsessed boys absolutely adore coming and looking at all the trains especially "Thomas, Percy and Carriages Annie and Clarabelle". We wave to the trains every time we drive past!

Thank JaZfItZ
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I have always loved trains, I try to visit here once a year to show support to the many volunteers who painstakingly strive to maintain these relics from days gone against the few who will graffiti. Its a friendly place and its great to see...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

It's a bit of a walk from Ashfield station but well worth it. The place is filled with relics from days gone by, and is a walk down history lane. The only thing it's missing is an old orange perth metro rolling stock. I loved...More

Thank Michelle C
RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Hi Michelle Thanks for your comments, we're glad you enjoyed the railway Museum. Noted your comment about the missing orange railcars, in fact we do have one but was given to us in poor condition and will need a lot of work by our small...More

Reviewed 26 November 2015

We visited as a group and were shown an overview of the various locomotives, from the very first to later steam engines through to earlier diesel locomotives. Then there was a great building with many early photos and lots of interesting memorabilia. Many of the...More

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RailMuseum_WA, Manager at The Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2015

Hi Bev Thanks for visiting the railway Museum, and thanks for taking the time to write about us. We're glad you found it interesting, The Bullion van that you mention is newly restored by our skilled volunteers, in fact it's not quite finished yet, the...More

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Gerald L
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Response from RailMuseum_WA | Property representative |
Hello Gerald L During school holidays we are open 11am-4pm on Wednesdays and 1-5pm on Sundays. Please note however that the model railway group, which runs the large model railway at the Museum, may not be open until after... More
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