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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
Interesting Musuem

Another interesting must do visit. Very interesting to ready the history and appreciate what our... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Thornton, 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 October 2018 via mobile

Great museum if you like random items in glass boxes or to try out second hand clothing left over from a flee market. Also the price of 15$AUS should not be a problem for a visit that should‘nt take you more than 15 min of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jodld
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Another interesting must do visit. Very interesting to ready the history and appreciate what our pioneers achieved. Coffee shop there for a break in between wandering around

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lulu09
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Inside Museum was very informative. Wished there had been more trains to see out side Cafe was great Would like to see the admissions to be cheaper as not a lot to see for the price

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie J
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank strinjun
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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Pam J
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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
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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