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A look at the past.

This is a great place to see Old Ghan memorabilia and a display of an old loco and rail cars once... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Archie W
Sydney, Australia
Wonderful Historical Machinery But.......

I reviewed this Museum together with the Road Transport Museum. Access is gained by purchasing a... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Wally H
Perth, Australia
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This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.
Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8955 5047
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time! Lady at front desk was great with our son and organised attain ride for him after our time onboard the Ghan! Our son's face lit up as he explored the Van! He even "cooked" us a meal in the kitchen!...More

1  Thank jolenemcdonald
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The information, history, memorabilia, photos on display inside the museum are very interesting and comprehensive. We learnt a lot, and got an appreciation also for how important camels were in Australia. So much to read that you probably need a few days if you actually...More

Thank daveylynne
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You will need about 4 hours to check out the Old Ghan Museum and the National Road Transport Hall of Fame which is right next door.

Thank DonL1574
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing this museum when we made the trip to Alice Springs, it's a shame places like this put volunteers in to run the place because it's not like they are not making a profit. $38 for 2 adults and a...More

1  Thank Allanandeddie S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a great place to see Old Ghan memorabilia and a display of an old loco and rail cars once enjoyed by travellers along the old Ghan Line. Take some time to read stories of days past and perhaps pick a souvenir or two....More

Thank Archie W
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This place is wrong on so many levels. Considering the important place that The Ghan has in Australian history, this place is very disappointing. 1. Cost - we paid roughly $48 for a family of 6. Well overpriced for what was there 2. Clutter -...More

Thank SymonP4
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Was excited to visit prior to my trip on The Ghan to get a flavor of its past glory. Felt like the museum was basically abandoned years ago. Entrance is hard to find, through a children's play area, unmarked door. Enter into a very dimly...More

2  Thank Pam J
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I reviewed this Museum together with the Road Transport Museum. Access is gained by purchasing a ticket for whole museum complex and the ticket is valid for 2 days so plenty of time. The Ghan Museum does contain an original Ghan diesel engine but you,...More

Thank Wally H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Old Ghan Museum gives an insite into the early Ghan travellers and the facilities provided to compare with the current Ghan and it's facilities. A look back into the centre's train history.

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Could have spent hours / days going through this museum a wonderful exhibit put together with so much care and detail

Thank Leigh C
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Helen D
21 March 2015|
Response from apj101 | Reviewed this property |
The museum has lots of photos - maybe contact them if you want more information
Helen D
21 March 2015|
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Response from Yulanspages | Reviewed this property |
The original Ghan line followed the route of explorer John MacDouall Stuart. On Sunday 4 August, 1929, an excited crowd gathered at the Adelaide Railway Station to farewell the first Ghan train. This train carried supplies... More