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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

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About Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in at 2:30pm to book in for the sound & light show - a sign at the door said it would not be on due to insufficient numbers (only 6 needed). We returned the next morning at 9:30am, the sign still there -...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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T199Steamtown, Front Office Manager at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment. The diesel shed tour is $10 and the movie is $15, it actually wasn't a senior price the $20 you paid as the senior price is for the full tour. We did give you a discounted price.Sorry we...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018

Came thru in May on the way to WA and lamented no time to do & then not open on the return leg. But got it done this time and spent 2 very enjoyable hours being shown around by our private guide who I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This was an unplanned stop on our travels that we found while out for a walk in the morning and I’m very glad we found it. Great tour of what was once a huge operation and key place for the Railway. The tour guides were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Q6480SEscottb
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We visited the museum through the day and then returned at night for the Sound and Light show which was excellent and I have reviewed that separately. We thought the museum was interesting and we enjoyed walking through the engines and carriages. There is also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We visited the Steamtown Rail Museum through the day and then returned for this show at night once it was dark. I think it started around 8.00pm and we had to be at the Museum 15 minutes earlier. We thought entry was a bit expensive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Really enjoyed the experience - anyone visiting Peterborough should not miss this historical journey & a must to do the light show.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DawnIzurieta
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Ligterally just been to the Sound & Light show hosted by the super friendly Kim & it wa s fantastic !! Wasnt expecting such an engaging delivery about Peterboroughs amazing history and I learnt so much about not just Peterborough, but about SA and steamtrains...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We stopped here first and the Welcome to the town and the passion for what these two ladies do was terrific They talked us into staying The Night Light and sound show SPECTACULAR goes for about 75 minutes and WOW factor

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank scottmanRockhampton
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This place is combined with the Peterborough Information Centre. Great to wander around looking and touching steam train history. We attended a night train carriage information event which was being filmed by a tv channel. Peterborough was a very active train intersection location. I easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 223grahamj
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not a train enthusiast, you will enjoy the tour by a professional tour guide and the opportunity to come back in the evening for the Light and Sound Show. Very unique experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 February 2018|
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Response from Roxy007Qld | Reviewed this property |
$30pp for Seniors for the Combo of Guided Tour of the Rail sheds & display, & the Sound & Light Show, which we returned for, in the evening.
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glenn h
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Response from T199Steamtown | Property representative |
Good afternoon glen, during Nov to Feb guided tours are from 10am to 2.30pm and the sound and light show is on at night if we have 6 or more people. During our high season Mch to Oct tours begin at 9am and finish at 3.30pm... More
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glenn h
10 November 2017|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Steamtown is open between 0900 and 1700hrs. If you want to see all of it, you will need to book a guided tour which we found very informative, even being rail fans. There is also a light and sound show of a night which is... More
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