This was a real find, we were the only visitors for most of the visit, and the attendant Graeme Hibberd was very knowledgeable. After paying $5 for adults and $2 for child tickets we were able to wander through the various displays. The museum is situated close to the railway line and is housed in various railway buildings. Photos, newspaper clippings, artefacts and other memorabilia are housed in the main station building and just going through these will take a while. A visit to the guards van gave us an idea how train travel has evolved over the years, and our granddaughter was impressed with the on board amenities. We were able to walk out to the platform at the back of the carriage and imagine speeding along the tracks. Our guide was on hand to explain the communication and various workings of the train to my partner who has more interest than me in those things.
We also found out how milk and cream was stored and transported by rail and how the different signalling methods were used. Our guide allowed us to play with the equipment in the signal box and we learned about the different methods used over time.
This small but concise museum is run by local enthusiasts who put in a lot of time and effort. There's lots to see and do to keep you occupied.
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