Ideally located, the Canberra Railway Museum offers visiting school groups unique heritage train experiences and educational tours.
Canberra Railway Museum located 5 minutes from the Parliamentary triangle, is offering visiting school groups the unique experience of traveling by vintage train (century-old heritage carriages) between Canberra railway station at Kingston to Queanbeyan (with a one hour turn around). Canberra Railway Museum is pleased to offer a Night Option at the same costing as day time travel, this would be a great experience for children to discover what train travel was like in their grandparents era under the city night lights.
The Canberra Railway Museum has an extensive display of historic locomotives, passenger carriages, freight vehicles and railway memorabilia. In addition, the Canberra Railway Museum is the home to both Australia’s oldest and largest operating steam locomotives. The oldest, 1210, was built in 1878 whilst the Beyer-Garratt 6029 steam locomotive weighs 265 tons, the heaviest locomotive class to run in Australia.