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Bulawayo Railway Museum

Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 326 2491
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Fantastic place!

We have never had a chance before to enter inside such old trains. One can literally touch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warsaw, Poland
A treat!

Carry a charged device for epic pictures. Really had fun with my kids here and took lots of pics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kudzai M. M
Harare, Zimbabwe
via mobile
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“steam engines” (6 reviews)
“cecil rhodes” (11 reviews)
Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 326 2491
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have never had a chance before to enter inside such old trains. One can literally touch everything (even the closed carriages were opened for us) and we could try the trolley. Very experienced worker (which should be called a guide rather) borrowed us his...More

Thank 07kamil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carry a charged device for epic pictures. Really had fun with my kids here and took lots of pics. Loved the novelty of getting a genuine old ticket as entrance ticket. Don't budget too much time for this though unless you're a train fanatic. 30...More

Thank Kudzai M. M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gordon the manager / every other role is passionate about rail and it shows in teh museum. Supposedly they are short of 2 specific locos to have full representation of Zimbabwean / Rhodesian Rail. Lots of info across teh ages from when royalty visited to...More

1  Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Spend an hour or two climbing on old locomotives, entering colonial passenger cars, and imaging you're a railman! The curator/caretaker has a lot of passion and will provide valuable insights.

1  Thank Parker B
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I have visited the Bulawayo Railway Museum annually for the past eight years now, and I still love going there. The Curator, Mr. Gordon Murray, is an absolute mine of knowledge and such a wonderful, cheerful character! Whilst some of the exhibits require some much...More

Thank Karl E
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The railway museum is conveniently situated behind the railway station such that as you drop off from Harare, Vicfalls, Botswana and South Africa train, 5 minutes walk are in the museum. Lots of the history from the first locomotive to the recent. Spare just an...More

1  Thank Mbiratours
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Get engulfed in transport history, Bulawayo Railway Museum features several exhibitions on the historical narrative of the railway system in Zimbabwe

1  Thank hikwam
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Railway museums aren't my usual "thing" but this isn't like any other railway museum I have ever been to. There are so many different trains and carriages with Cecil Rhodes' carriages being the most historically important and interesting. The unfettered access to everything made this...More

1  Thank Copey3
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place and a must to go and see the Railway Museum... it will take you through the rich history of the railways..

1  Thank Ioakeem K
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I was very disappointed in how run down the museum and surrounding yard area was. There are a large number of locomotives - not well kept.

2  Thank Joanne A
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Christine B
5 July 2017|
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Response from Copey3 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gordon Murray, he's the curator and extremely helpful