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Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre

1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 86513355
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The night light show was fabulous

We went to the night light show and it was excellent. Using a range of technical effects we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phillip J
Blacktown, Australia
Great museum

We did the guided tour during the day and then saw the sound and light show that evening. Thank you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robyn K
Melbourne, Australia
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the Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is a museum where people can sit in the historic carriages; enter the driver's cabins of the various locomotives and marvel at the rolling stock in the 1926 built roundhouse and admire the still functioning turntable what has all 3 gauges. Steamtown is ideal for families and is pet friendly also. Stay the night in Peterborough and attend the stunning sound and Light show that tells the story of the creation of Peterborough, about railways in South Australia and the history and personal stories associated with it and the linking of East Australia to West Australia
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1 Telford Ave, Peterborough, South Australia 5422, Australia
+61 86513355
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the night light show and it was excellent. Using a range of technical effects we were given a history of the local area through the history of the railway. A must see

1  Thank Phillip J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the guided tour during the day and then saw the sound and light show that evening. Thank you Phil for a most informative tour of the round house and it's carriages. The light and sound show was most informative on the history of...More

2  Thank Robyn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're interested in railway history then this is a must.....& even if you're not it's enlightening. So much of railway history is linked to the social history of the time & the "sound & light" show illustrates this beautifully. The only negative for me...More

2  Thank pennyjholmes
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We came back to Peterborough just to visit this Museum. Worth the effort. Our Guide was knowledgeable, patient and helpful. The tour included steam trains, diesel trains and period carriages from the 1890s to 1940s approx. Inside the wagons, the restoration was detailed and authentic...More

2  Thank Fran M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had a great time here. Did the guided tour during the day and learnt lots. Returned that evening for the sound and light show which was different to what I had expected but which was very informative on the history of of railways in the...More

2  Thank Margaret C
T199Steamtown, Front Office Manager at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the Sound and Light last night and went on the tour of the works this afternoon. A voyage through the time through the history of the engines and carriages. Both were intertwined with the European history of the district and the town. All we...More

2  Thank dumbquestion
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The whole setup is terrific very informative and helpful staff. The sound and light show is very professional and informative of the Towns history This is a must see.

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I visited Steamtown briefly with a travel companion in mid-August en route from Adelaide to the Eyre Peninsula. From all accounts it is a fantastic museum and well worth a visit, but unfortunately I was only able to view the display shed immediately off the...More

2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went to the Museum and the Sound and Light show. Both Very good. Learnt some history that I never knew before. Spent sime time in Peterborough the following day, definitely worth a visit. Great to see a town doing there best to attract visitors. Heaps...More

2  Thank MH4556
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable few hours at the Centre doing the tour. Very informative and detailed information provided by the tour guide. Highly recommended.

3  Thank Rob W
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