We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8955 5047
Website
Description:

This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of...

This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 78 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
A rail journey back in time

A museum full of Ghan rail history. Fascinating to learn about the building of the rail for the Ghan and the improvements made over time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RodsTripReview
,
Ipswich, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 75: English reviews
Ipswich, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum full of Ghan rail history. Fascinating to learn about the building of the rail for the Ghan and the improvements made over time.

Helpful?
Thank RodsTripReview
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very authentic and interesting. Fun to sit in the early Ghan.We enjoyed the friendly staff and great little cafe.

Helpful?
Thank Lyn M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours getting lost in the wonderful history of the Ghan...from the pioneers exploring our vast country to the brave cameleers opening up the country for us to visit all these years later...well worth the $12.50 entry fee...Lots of photo opportunities...

Helpful?
Thank Jo H
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I went there not knowing what to expect.(I used to work on the Ghan,both old and new).Had excellent displays and brought back many memories. There is even a miniature railway for the kids and the old kids that goes around the whole complex. All in all - great.

Helpful?
1 Thank redlegs2016
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
151 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We have been on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin, so while in Alice we had to visit the Ghan Museum, they have a great range of photos and railway merchandise from yesteryear. If you are into railways there is a lot to learn. They have a miniature railway which runs around the museum, They have a old Ghan Train... More 

Helpful?
Thank MICHAEL D
Alice Springs, Australia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A great place for the Men folk with lots of trucks and cars, my friends grandfather has a few pieces on display, look out for Bertha.

Helpful?
Thank barty64
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Was able to go on the old ghan to look around. Wish it was still useable. the museum is worth a look its very interesting. souvenier shop has also a cafe. 2nd time I have been there. Next to this is a truck musuem which has a seperate admission

Helpful?
Thank bruce c
Mount Gambier, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was so cool. Lots of trains to see, a small train ride for children. Lovely café and gift shop. Great museum and gardens. Also next to Truck museum.

Helpful?
Thank H7342JAkathym
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had travelled to The Alice on the new Ghan, so it was interesting to see the old. My "train nerd" son was disappointed that there was not more of the engine open to view, but we were interested in the museum pieces and the carriages. Great souviners

Helpful?
Thank Marg F
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The history of trains to and from Alice Springs is an interesting one and a very important means of early transportation. Can spend a lot of time looking through this museum.

Helpful?
Thank Glenda B

Travellers who viewed Old Ghan Museum also viewed

Alice Springs, Red Centre
Alice Springs, Red Centre
 

Been to Old Ghan Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Ghan Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Batemans Bay, Australia
over a year ago
Batemans Bay, Australia
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Old Ghan Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?