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“Railway history past and present”

Wagga Wagga Rail Heritage Museum
Ranked #16 of 31 things to do in Wagga Wagga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I visited while my wife was working nearby just to kill half an hour..woops stayed 2hrs lucky my wife was busy..phew... There are three sites to visit
1 railway museum on Wagga Wagga station platform right side near bridge. It is full of photos and memorabilia and Peter is very informative and knowledgeable. It costs a donation of $2 to help the running of preservation society a further $2 will get you access to the larger dispay items located a short walk over "Mothers Bridge" where the informative Sue and hubby Ken will take you through the displays. See photos of some of the items. This has 2 sheds full of stuff including display materials. You can see them restoring old items by another gent which I didn't get a name for sorry.. visit their website for more info.
Open from 11am to 2.30pm most days
The third shed houses a model rail layout(s) but is only open Wednesday's or first Saturday of the month. Sadly i visited on a friday. Again over the bridge but left 100m
Unfortunately for this society and others in NSW means that there is no heritage railways due to to much nanny state regulations. If you want to ride a steam train come to Melbourne plenty of different ones available and i don't mean Puffing Billy ( a good commercial one running in the Dandenongs).
I highly recommend this attraction to all rail enthusiasts and for those wishing a bit of history.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The passion of those involved with this museum is obvious when you see the variety of items and how well they have been prepared for display. The friendliness and knowledge of our husband and wife guides completed a great visit. Thank you! Look forward to visiting again as the museum's collection expands.

Thank redroh
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A community run museum full of interesting displays, some hands on, with keen volunteers on hand to answer any questions. Plenty of parking, free and right next door to the miniature railway and botanical gardens.

Thank Janine K
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The railway was very important in the development of the Wagga Wagga region and this little vvolunteer run museum has managed to curate a nice collection of artifacts, photos and other rail memorabilia related to the local area. Gold coin donation for entry and well worth a visit when in the area, especially for kids so they can understand the part railways played in opening up this country.

Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I drove from Sydney just to visit the museum and it was worthwhile. The small group of dedicated volunteers has collected and restored a large collection of old photographs, station equipment, telephone, lamps, lanterns, clocks, signal box devices and tools used by the railway workers since the late 1800s. If you want to see how the railway and its employees worked in the early 1900s go first to the museum at the beautifully restored railway station and then take a 5 minute walk over the old footbridge, past the heritage Station Master's cottage, to the sheds displaying antique railway trikes/handcars and tools used by the "fettlers". The sheds have been built on the former site of the old railway cottages from the late 1800s for railway track workers and gatehouse keepers. Quite an experience.

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