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Hours & admission

All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.

Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.

General admission

General admission tickets to the museum are available upon arrival or online. All exhibitions are included with admission.

Annual Pass holders receive unlimited free entry to the museum. Purchase your Annual Pass online or upon arrival.

Ticket Price
Adult $14.50
Concession* $12.50
Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50
Child (under 3) Free
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $44.50

*on presentation of a concession card

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Opening hours

The Workshops Rail Museum
Open daily
9:30am — 4pm

Museum Shop
Open daily
9:30am — 4pm

Trackside Café
Open daily
9:30am — 2:30pm

Good Friday
7 April

Anzac Day
25 April

Christmas Day
25 December

Boxing Day
26 December


Please bring your ticket on your mobile device to assist with limiting contact. We need to scan the barcode on each ticket for entry. Please have your mobile device ready.

General admission into the museum is ticketed, however pre-booking is not required. For convenience you can purchase your tickets online before your visit, or at the museum during opening hours upon arrival.

Whilst the museum does not have a cloakroom, luggage storage may be available upon request. Just ask our friendly staff upon entry.

  • Free Wi-Fi is available for public use.
  • Select 'Museum Free Wi-Fi.'
  • Read and accept the Terms & Conditions. No login is required.

If you've lost an item while visiting the museum, please contact us. All lost property handed in and/or found will be written in the Lost and Found Register and items stored in a secure location. Lost property will be held for three months, at the end of that time items will be disposed of, recycled, or given to charity.

Safety is our top priority

Please help us to keep you safe and enjoy your visit with these tips.
  • Give each other space – stay 1.5m apart from others.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Face masks may be required subject to government guidelines, keep one handy if you can’t socially distance inside.
  • Stay home if you are unwell and always cover coughs and sneezes.

Conditions of entry

By attending the museum, you agree to follow our conditions of entry and abide by our instructions for a pleasant visit.

To protect and preserve our collection:

  • no smoking
  • no food or drink
  • no luggage or backpacks.
Read our full Conditions of Entry

Purchase an Annual Pass today

Enjoy 12 months of unlimited entry to The Workshops Rail Museum plus more fantastic benefits all year round with an Annual Pass.

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