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Old Ghan Museum

Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8955 5047
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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
To look into the past

The Old Ghan Museum gives an insite into the early Ghan travellers and the facilities provided to... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Christopher C
Brisbane, Australia
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This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8955 5047
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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
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Some great things on display and was great to be able to go through the old Ghan but no information or posters explaining things out in the yard. There were things out there that we had no idea what they were and would have been...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you like old things , trains and automobiles this is the place for you. fantastic exhibits for an era bygone, all in beautifully restored condition. Great day out if you are in Alice.

Thank Kvatskal
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A museum full of Ghan rail history. Fascinating to learn about the building of the rail for the Ghan and the improvements made over time.

Thank RodsTripReview
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very authentic and interesting. Fun to sit in the early Ghan.We enjoyed the friendly staff and great little cafe.

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours getting lost in the wonderful history of the Ghan...from the pioneers exploring our vast country to the brave cameleers opening up the country for us to visit all these years later...well worth the $12.50 entry...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I went there not knowing what to expect.(I used to work on the Ghan,both old and new).Had excellent displays and brought back many memories. There is even a miniature railway for the kids and the old kids that goes around the whole complex. All in...More

1  Thank redlegs2016
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have been on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin, so while in Alice we had to visit the Ghan Museum, they have a great range of photos and railway merchandise from yesteryear. If you are into railways there is a lot to learn. They...More

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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