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the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is a museum where people can sit in the historic carriages; enter the driver's cabins of the various locomotives and marvel at the rolling stock in the 1926 built roundhouse and admire the still functioning...more
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1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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+61 86513355
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day tour was great, informative and told in a way to keep you interested. Such history! It’s good to see people really doing their utmost to keep it alive. The night “Sound and Light Show” is absolutely fantastic. We’ll done to everyone who put...More

1  Thank Fae D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peterborough is/was a railway town and Steamtown attempts to showcase their history and what is left of it. Knowledgeable guides in the daytime and a good "Sound and Light" show at night.

1  Thank CGT867
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This is an interesting reflection into a past railway centre, friendly guide staff, some unique items when it formally operated (it had three gauge lines to service ie a turntable with three rail gauges etc). Static displays of locos and carraiges were well presented, as...More

1  Thank Garry L
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The history of the railways in this area is really interesting. We went on the night tour 'Sound and Light tour' which was a fantastic display. We sat in a carriage and saw a video of the history of the railways in Peterborough and surrounding...More

1  Thank happytraveller2510
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having travelled through Peterborough on a number of occasions without pausing..this time we set aside 2 days - and what a great decision. SteamTown is as good a static, but living, steam train experieince as we have seen anywhere in the world and we have...More

1  Thank ChrisandGillRussell
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is a great place to experience the amazing history of this amazing, great small community. I also really enjoy trains, so it was a great experience.

1  Thank DMajor1
Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you have an interest in railway history, particularly steam, and you will be passing through Peterborough, you shouldn't miss this museum. There is a large collection of historic rolling-stock, including steam and diesel locomotives, passenger carriages and maintenance carriages. Several unique exhibits include an...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We did the evening sound and light show which prepared us for what we saw the next morning. Our guide took his time to explain everything and was happy to answer a myriad of questions.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We opted for the day tour and then came back for the sound and light show in the evening. Learned a lot about the history of steam trains Peterborough was the hub of Sth Australian Railway. Sound and light show was informative and we loved...More

1  Thank 775mariet
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Very well presented tourist oriented venue, front office personnel and guides excellent. Highly recommend the recent changes to the sound effects in the diesel shed and of course the sound and light show is a must do experience.

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ellenkakoschke
3 February 2018|
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Response from Roxy007Qld | Reviewed this property |
$30pp for Seniors for the Combo of Guided Tour of the Rail sheds & display, & the Sound & Light Show, which we returned for, in the evening.
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glenn h
10 November 2017|
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Response from T199Steamtown | Property representative |
Good afternoon glen, during Nov to Feb guided tours are from 10am to 2.30pm and the sound and light show is on at night if we have 6 or more people. During our high season Mch to Oct tours begin at 9am and finish at 3.30pm... More
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glenn h
10 November 2017|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Steamtown is open between 0900 and 1700hrs. If you want to see all of it, you will need to book a guided tour which we found very informative, even being rail fans. There is also a light and sound show of a night which is... More
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