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Great local museum. Kids loved climbing on and off and being able to "fiddle" with the trains.

Fantastic locally run museum - full of train enthusiasts. Great place for kids to get up and close... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Inspire768442
The History of Western Australia's Railways on Show

I didn't have to go far for my visit to the Bassendean Railway Museum as I live just down the road... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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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 1 week ago

Fantastic locally run museum - full of train enthusiasts. Great place for kids to get up and close to lots of different trains. Miniature railway display and the museum is excellent with old signal equipment and great photos.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I didn't have to go far for my visit to the Bassendean Railway Museum as I live just down the road, however, this was my first visit in a while. You can find everything you wanted to know about the history of railways in Western...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited here on a Wednesday afternoon. Very quiet, which was good for talking photographs. Open Sunday (1-5pm) and Wednesday (1-4pm). Great little museum, where you can wonder round at your own leisure. Volunteer staff also around to ask questions, etc. Its great being able to...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The railway museum is run by volunteer enthusiasts and I was lucky to have one as a personal tour guide for my time there. There is such a wide range of steam locomotives and passenger carriages to examine.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

good place for family to chills, there are many of things that you can see there. usually children will love it

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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

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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

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Gerald L
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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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