Located in the town of Thirlmere, the NSW Rail Museum is just over an hour from Sydney or 40 mins from Wollongong. The museum is home to Australia’s largest collection of heritage rolling stock. On a Sunday you can take a heritage train ride and on specific days you can join Thomas the tank engine and friends at one of their Days Out with Thomas weekends. Thirlmere comes alive every March to celebrate the launch of the steam season during the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam. This event marked 30 years in 2019. Keep an eye on the museums website to see what is on and to book tickets for your train ride.
NSW Rail Museum
The NSW Rail Museum houses Australia's largest collection of heritage rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, interactive exhibits for children and more.