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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

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Address: 1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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+61 86513355
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the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is a museum where people can sit in the...

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 turntable what has all 3 gauges. Steamtown is ideal for families and is pet friendly also. Stay the night in Peterborough and attend the stunning sound and Light show that tells the story of the creation of Peterborough, about railways in South Australia and the history and personal stories associated with it and the linking of East Australia to West Australia

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Steam Train History

There is an excellent 'light & sound' show on the history of South Australian rail. You can also go on a guided tour of the complex. Inspect old passenger carriages to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve H
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Parramatta, Australia
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Parramatta, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an excellent 'light & sound' show on the history of South Australian rail. You can also go on a guided tour of the complex. Inspect old passenger carriages to appreciate how 'luxurious' today's rail travel is.

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1 Thank Steve H
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre at Peterborough for a light show & documentary film about the beginning of rail in South Australia. It was really well done & very interesting. We were seated in a rail carriage which was on a turntable in a semicircular rail engine & carriage garaging structure. It was really cold at Peterborough last night, the... More 

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1 Thank Judy D
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a brilliant range of rolling stock, steam and diesel/electric. Take the tour as the history is incredibly interesting walking through some unique carriages. The evening show is also very good. You sit in a carriage on the turntable while they run through the history of the region and the rolling stock as part of a sound and light... More 

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1 Thank Trev0r_777
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was an incredible place to visit! The trains may no longer run but all tell their story! We learnt so much from our time at Steamtown. The highlights were the Sound & Light show with the amazing Tamara and our tour with the wonderful Phil. You both shared your passion & energy & our two Thomas the Tank Engine... More 

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1 Thank Jacqueline W
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was a very interesting tour, just the right length and amount of information along with being able to walk through lots of carriages of various trains.

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1 Thank Clair R
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very interesting tour, followed by the very special Light Show. Peterborough has many attractions, not least the history involving our first Australian Saint, Mary McKillop. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay there and highly recommend it to others. The trip over the Flinders Ranges to Port Augusta was beautiful too.

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1 Thank Susiepin
Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Worth stopping a day and night to see. Shound and light show at night goes for an hour, Daytime tour by Phil lasted over an hour. Phil knows lots about trains and was very interesting. I learnt a lot. A better train experience than the Qld Ipswich train museum

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2 Thank graemet483
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre has books, brochures, cards and souvenirs for sale and we bought a few items. The lady serving us was knowledgeable, helpful, courteous and friendly. A real asset to the place. We did the Light & Sound Tour one evening thinking it was going to be something more than what it was... We had a look... More 

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2 Thank Rosetrippin2014
Adelaide
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a lovely day visiting all the old locos and rolling stock. The guide Colin was full of information and we could tell he just loved his work. Make sure you also go to the light ad sound show after dark it is very informative.

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Rosanna, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Called in the afternoon and was joined into the ongoing tour, works very well so your ot waiting around for a start time your straight onto a continuous tour. Went back for the Sound and light show which as excellent

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