Rail Transport Museum

The Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere, New South Wales, Australia, is a popular Australian attraction. This museum has many features that appeal to both tourists and local residents.

  • The most complete train heritage museum in Australia
  • Grassed and enclosed picnic an barbeque facilities
  • Children's play areas
  • Heritage trains operating on the Heritage rail lines on Sundays
  • Quick and easy access to many other attractions nearby

Special Activities

Tthe annual Day Out With Thomas the Tankengine is always a crowd favourite. This is a wonderful experience for all members of the family, not just children. During this event, you can meet a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as several of his personal friends, such as Toby the Rail Motor, Henry, and the Fat Controller. You can also take a genuine steam engine ride.

Other activities available during this amazing event are unlimited access to the mini train rides, a visit to the Thomas movie station, the opportunity to use an inflatable slide, face painting, story telling, and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to have your photo taken next to the dear engine.

Another special event is the "Easter at Trainworks" event. Here, you can follow the antics of an adorable Easter Bunny from the Thirlmere station, where he commences his participation in the enormous Easter Egg Hunt. This is an incredibly exciting and fast-paced event that is sure to conclude with everyone having found at least some eggs--many have been craftily hidden, and the hunt is split into age categories for a more exhilarating experience.

The Rail Transport Museum has a little something for everyone. From historic steam rides to hosting a birthday party or other special event, we are here for you. Stop by today and experience Australia's train culture.

Opening Times

Trainworks is open weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. On weekends and public holidays, Trainworks is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Trainworks is closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

How to get there

The quickest route to the Rail Transport Museum is by train. Trains regularly stop in the nearby Picton and Tahmoor, on the Southern Highlands line. More information about train schedules can be found at www.cityrail.info. After arrival in Picton, you can take the Picton Buslines to Thirlmere. Information about bus schedules can be found at www.pictonbuslines.com.au.