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Lachlan Valley Railway Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Photographer’s dream

Lovely old machinery in original condition. A lot of beautiful weathered railway parts. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Greater Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Very interesting but in a state of neglect

I expect the funds are not available. If they were this could be an icon of Australian railway... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Sydney Australia
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Lachlan Valley Railway is a non-profit, railway preservation society. We are a passionate and dedicated society devoted to the preservation and operation of various examples of New South Wales Government Railway trains, ranging from our operational...more
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3 Campbell St, Cowra, New South Wales 2794, Australia
+61 2 6342 4999
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Very disappointed to find it is actually closed when we arrive there at 3pm. It says the close time is 5pm in Google Map.

Thank WeiHSyd
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely old machinery in original condition. A lot of beautiful weathered railway parts. Highly enthusiastic guide who took us around and told us of the historical significance of the site. Old round house, steam engines, carriages, machines, tools, buildings..... highly recommend.

Thank WendyLonge
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour provided by Ed with the history of the people and the loco depot. There is so much to see and so much work to maintain a rail museum such as this. Maybe not for everyone but a joy for some one...More

Thank 308Jaygee
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I expect the funds are not available. If they were this could be an icon of Australian railway history. The railway museum suffers from lack of funding. There's sufficient locomotives and carriages to make this an awe-inspiring show. Sadly, everything is just left decaying. However,...More

Thank WellTravelledAussie2
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This was well worth visiting seeing all the old trains and carriages. Brought back lots of memories of a distant childhood.

Thank ericandmarg
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Had a great time strolling around the rail yard. Plenty of history and photo opportunities. I was impressed.

Thank vickyj0hn
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We were quite disappointed in this museum. A lot of rail history going to ruin. They definitely need a lot more help financially to restore the trains as they are literally rotting on the site...such a shame

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

My elderly father used to clean the old steam engines. He had an absolute ball looking around here! We were the only ones there, so got full attention from the manager who was very informative and helpful!

Thank Sharonjp65
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Extensive collection of railway carriages, engines and assorted work equipment in a railway setting. Restored carriages magnificent, a credit to those responsible

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 April 2018

There are plenty of old trains here in various stages of (dis) repair. They are probably doing a great job bringing some of the trains back to life, but the day we were there, a Monday I think, there was not a sole to be...More

Thank Alan J
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17 April 2018|
Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry my partner is the train buff and we don't remember. I particularly enjoyed walking through the original carriages.