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DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum

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Toowoomba must do

Upon arrival we were greeted by a volunteer who proceeded to show us around the whole site showing... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Railway Museum

I found this place very interesting have good look around, plenty to look at, don't forget to look... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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DownsSteam is a community based solely volunteer run organisation dedicated to the establishment of a tourist railway for the Darling Downs region. DownsSteam was formed to enable the preservation and active restoration of the last remaining steam...more
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16 Cambooya St | Drayton, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
+61 7 4630 2358
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Upon arrival we were greeted by a volunteer who proceeded to show us around the whole site showing all of the train carriages and engines. I couldn't believe the service when it is only a gold coin donation to enter. The work they are doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cafandgim1
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I found this place very interesting have good look around, plenty to look at, don't forget to look the murals on one of the carriages an absolute work of art done by an old aboriginal fellow. I enjoyed this museum

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The carriages have been beautifully restored and are kept in excellent condition by volunteers. There was a great surprise with one carriage, which was painted by a man who is half Aboriginal, half Italian. He painted the whole inside of the carriage including the ceiling,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Really nice old railways platform and rolling stock all done by volunteers so couple of small gold coins should suffice. Barry was our guide but if you don’t want a guide no probs . He was very informative as we walked round loved the carriages...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Passionate group of volunteers. Enjoyable experience good to see the progress they have made. We bought a sleeper to help support them in their efforts.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Awesome dedication of volunteers on a regular basis. Caters for events and offers many other open visits too the public. The aboriginal art is outstanding very meaningful and a place to reflect on our history. Well done keep up the great work and repairs.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MerilynStephan
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It's really a great find when you walk into a place expecting little and wind up running out of time. Thanks to the volunteers this is a fine collection of rail history from Queensland's past, well preserved and presented and all for the viewing with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A fantastic place run by volunteers who are passionate about train restoration and use. Volunteers give you a guide through the museum and are a fund of information. Thank you Peter, you were wonderful! Just a fund of information The volunteers do an amazingly wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MoiraW58
Reviewed 16 July 2018

From the moment you walk in you feel welcome. All run by volunteers, who love what they do. Fantastic exhibits a real blast from the past.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ppshollingworth
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

When we arrived our initial thoughts were, hmm brochure better than actual. Then we met Rob, our charismatic guide, he brought the museum to life and as he guided us through the various exhibits we were entranced. We believe this is a venue for ALL...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mark_Perkins
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Kevin K
29 December 2016|
Response from O679IGandrewc | Property representative |
Good afternoon Kevin, Admission is through a donation on entry or exit from the museum, on entry you will be met by a tour guide who will guide you around the premises. We are currently closed during the holiday season and... More
31 August 2016|
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Response from O679IGandrewc | Property representative |
Hi, DownsSteam is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 9am and 3pm. Closed over the christmas period and re-open on the 3rd of January
Bette W
25 July 2016|
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Response from Jacqueline J | Reviewed this property |
Hello Bette, There is no problem having a guide. One of the volunteers usually takes visitors on a tour. Also, the museum is a donation rather than a charge. However, there is not a cafe there, but the office there sells... More