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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 86513355
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A great insight to the history of Peterborough

Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre was well presented, the guides were a wealth of information and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Herbert M
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Cape Woolamai
Great railway museum

Well worth the visit. Guide so very passionate about the history of which che is part of must do if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John O
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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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+61 86513355
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre was well presented, the guides were a wealth of information and presented themselves well - the sound and light show was well worth the cost and the effort to go back at night. There was an offer of a free taxi...More

1  Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Guide so very passionate about the history of which che is part of must do if in the area.

1  Thank John O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here on our way to broken hill. Would definitely recommend the tour. Alistair was our guide and very knowledgeable about the engines. Quite a collection and history

1  Thank Heather R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day tour we had. Our tour guide Shirley was full of information and spoke so passionate about the trains and the people and of the town. Enjoyed every minute. Then we went back for the Sound and Light show in the evening....More

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T199Steamtown, Front Office Manager at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time here at Steamtown. Thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the railway museum during the day and had an excellent guide who was very interesting and informative. Then in the evening we went back for the Sound and Light show. The show explained the history of the railways in SA very good!

1  Thank Jill P
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Excellent place with great staff showing us around. It really would be great to see the trains move. The night show - sorry it didn't do it for me. I expected a lot lot more than a video. Book for the night visit.

1  Thank holden4100
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Steamtown was something of a disappointment but saved by an excellent guide and commentary. The trains on display are mainly from WA and not indicative of what was used locally. However the rolling stock was more interesting. This place could be very good but needs...More

Thank janice000
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Did both the sound and light show and the tour. Would recommend doing in that order as the evening show gives you information that makes the tour more interesting

2  Thank Janelle S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Sound & Light Show was spectacular and gave a very thorough history of the Steam Age and the part the town played in it. Every body has a great view whilst sitting in the first class carriage.

2  Thank DEW1950
Reviewed 13 April 2017

There is an excellent 'light & sound' show on the history of South Australian rail. You can also go on a guided tour of the complex. Inspect old passenger carriages to appreciate how 'luxurious' today's rail travel is.

3  Thank Steve H
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