We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Australian Railway Historical Society


Australian Railway Historical Society
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Jul 2017
“Has closed its doors”
9 Oct 2016
“Small but interactive”
Geijera Place, Canberra 2004, Australia
+61 2 6239 6707
Reviews (14)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Have visited this rail museum on a number of previous occasions but on this visit was dismayed to find that it has closed its doors and is not operating for the foreseeable future. Unfortunate.

4  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Even though this is a relatively small museum, you can really get up close to most of the exhibits. As we visited on a day where many volunteers were not available, some areas were restricted and some rolling stock was not available to be inspected....More

2  Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We took this train from Canberra to Bungendore. The staff are very helpful, everything is very well organised. There was one staff member who came through the carriages and told everyone about the history of the area we were passing through and the history of...More

2  Thank austrip
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Took a steam train ride from Kingston to Bungendore. Had a hot 3 course meal with tea and coffee. Food was very nice, service grest and knowledge ofvolunteers fantastic. Well worth the money and time.

1  Thank Kerrie W
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Visited the Museum recently, found the lady at entrance a great source of information, still a lot of work to be done on some of the rolling stock.

1  Thank GrannyJules2014
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This museum has a collection of steam and diesel rolling stock with a variety of passenger carriages. Like most of these sort of things it seems to be run on a shoe string by a bunch of dedicated volunteers who have to acquire both the...More

1  Thank SpannerPerthWA
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A great little railway museum in Canberra with several steam and diesel locomotives and a large number of carriages. Some of which are operational and people can ride in. I was there for the naming of a recently restored locomotive and had a great time....More

2  Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This is small rail museum, but with a well-preserved collection. It certainly brought back memories for me, as I used to catch some of the carriages and rail motor to school back in the 1970s. Rail enthusiasts such as me will love it, others may...More

1  Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Australian Rail Historical Society runs a range of rail trips from Canberra using a vintage rail motor, steam of various sorts and the occassional diesel. The short trip from the Rail Museum to Fyshwick and back is brilliant for the kids.

4  Thank cantrav7
Reviewed 4 April 2013

The Historical Society run train trips to Bungendore for special events eg Easter, Valentine's Day etc. Passengers need to book tickets in advance as the train rides are usually sold out. Volunteer staff are very helpful and show people to their seats on the train....More

3  Thank fun2travelCanberra
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 nearby hotels
Diplomat Boutique Hotel
927 reviews
.47 miles away
Kingston Terrace Serviced Apartments
72 reviews
.77 miles away
Pinnacle Apartments Canberra
575 reviews
.80 miles away
Knightsbridge Canberra
64 reviews
.81 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,570 nearby restaurants
Crust Bakery
8 reviews
.40 miles away
Euro Deli
12 reviews
.40 miles away
Deli Planet
6 reviews
.40 miles away
Winifreds Place
18 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 375 nearby attractions
Jerrabomberra Wetland
35 reviews
.70 miles away
Jet Flight Simulator Canberra
37 reviews
.97 miles away
Canberra Glassworks
331 reviews
.71 miles away
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market
41 reviews
.44 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Australian Railway Historical Society staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines