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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

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1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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Great tour of the town Rail history.

Great tour of the town Rail history. Very informative and interesting tour of the history of rail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
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Nuriootpa, Australia
Very accommodating

We were lucky to catch the last tour of the day, arriving at 3.30pm. Very friendly receptionist who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sibby1955
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 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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1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of the town Rail history. Very informative and interesting tour of the history of rail in the state and the town. Fantastic work by the team there to preserve the many carriages and loco's.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to catch the last tour of the day, arriving at 3.30pm. Very friendly receptionist who “loves her job” found the guide for us who had started locking up, but happy to give us the full tour. He was very well informed and...More

2  Thank Sibby1955
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

For a small town punches well above its weight for the tourist industry. Excellent staff. It is best that you go to the 'Light and Sound" held at night and this is recommended by the staff. However they require a minimum of 6 people booked...More

2  Thank Doug S
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

From the friendly greeting in the information area, to either a self guided walk of the workshop or a guided tour of the round house, this museum is not a collection of dirty rusty things. Entering the workshop one is greeted with a spectacular restored...More

2  Thank James B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

When we reached the town we saw the advertisement and stopped. We have had a great tour with Becci! She is a very good tourguide! Her English is clear and we could understand almost everything. (Our English is not very good) she explained us so...More

2  Thank Karin Z
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We did the tour of Steamtown and it was very interesting. The tour was 1.5hrs and the tour guides were excellent in their knowledge. Even though we are not train enthusiasts the history is fascinating! Well worth a visit.

2  Thank sammccaw
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We did a guided tour and my husband was enthralled. Our guide was excellent. I learnt some bits and pieces despite not really being into trains. The best part about this place is that they allow visitors to climb aboard most of the exhibits and...More

2  Thank ERL04
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Sound & Light show held in the museum at night and we returned the next day to get a guided tour of all the old trains they had and learnt about how it all started in Peterborough.

2  Thank dally_br09
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was one of the best railway museums that we have been to. There is so much to see and the guide was great, had lots of interesting history to pass on. It really is worth calling in to see. I especially loved all the...More

2  Thank shazamay
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved the Centre. Took a guided tour with Colin and we were very pleasantly surprised that they are a dog friendly centre. We took our 3 dogs with us and absolutely no issue. We were the only ones on our very own personal tour and...More

3  Thank Vanessa L
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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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