We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bulawayo Railway Museum

Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 326 2491
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Educational

Had to stop by and see what history is layed out here,it's very educational and shows a lot about... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Maria de S
via mobile
Must visit

Very interesting place with lots of things to see including Rhodes' personal train coach (used to... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Cristiano P
,
Oxford, United Kingdom
Read all 104 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
CONTACT
Website
+263 77 326 2491
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (104)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"cecil rhodes"
in 11 reviews
"fantastic place"
in 3 reviews
"station building"
in 3 reviews
"at your own risk"
in 2 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"bygone era"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 3 reviews
"victoria falls"
in 3 reviews
"carriage"
in 25 reviews
"gordon"
in 30 reviews
"curator"
in 12 reviews
"coach"
in 11 reviews
"engine"
in 20 reviews
"steam"
in 16 reviews
"surrey"
in 7 reviews
"exhibits"
in 15 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Had to stop by and see what history is layed out here,it's very educational and shows a lot about this country, from snakes,mining,sites and many more. Will recommend this place for travellers.

Thank Maria de S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very interesting place with lots of things to see including Rhodes' personal train coach (used to bring his coffin to the Matopos), the first locomotive to cross the bridge at Vic Falls and so much more. Run by volunteers (they're doing a great job considering...More

Thank Cristiano P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Excellent museum with interesting exhibits, especially the Rhodes carriage. Plenty of engines to climb in (at your own risk) but the highlight of the museum is Gordon Murray, the energy behind the museum. His enthusiasm for the railways and the museum is infectious and we...More

Thank Jackieandmark123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I'm not a train geek, but this place is fantastic and a real trip back in time. You can easily spend several hours clambering on and in all the various trains and carriages. Some great photo opportunities too!

Thank Rebecca H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We have never had a chance before to enter inside such old trains. One can literally touch everything (even the closed carriages were opened for us) and we could try the trolley. Very experienced worker (which should be called a guide rather) borrowed us his...More

Thank 07kamil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Carry a charged device for epic pictures. Really had fun with my kids here and took lots of pics. Loved the novelty of getting a genuine old ticket as entrance ticket. Don't budget too much time for this though unless you're a train fanatic. 30...More

Thank Kudzai M. M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Gordon the manager / every other role is passionate about rail and it shows in teh museum. Supposedly they are short of 2 specific locos to have full representation of Zimbabwean / Rhodesian Rail. Lots of info across teh ages from when royalty visited to...More

1  Thank TheTrailingSpouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Spend an hour or two climbing on old locomotives, entering colonial passenger cars, and imaging you're a railman! The curator/caretaker has a lot of passion and will provide valuable insights.

1  Thank Parker B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have visited the Bulawayo Railway Museum annually for the past eight years now, and I still love going there. The Curator, Mr. Gordon Murray, is an absolute mine of knowledge and such a wonderful, cheerful character! Whilst some of the exhibits require some much...More

Thank Karl E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The railway museum is conveniently situated behind the railway station such that as you drop off from Harare, Vicfalls, Botswana and South Africa train, 5 minutes walk are in the museum. Lots of the history from the first locomotive to the recent. Spare just an...More

1  Thank Mbiratours
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Bulawayo
The N1 Hotel Bulawayo
130 reviews
.86 km away
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
76 reviews
1.51 km away
Cresta Churchill Hotel
89 reviews
3.49 km away
Holiday Inn Bulawayo
190 reviews
3.69 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Indaba Book Cafe
130 reviews
1.62 km away
The Kraal Pizza and Grill
65 reviews
4.28 km away
The Cattleman Steakhouse
74 reviews
1.25 km away
Deja Vu
31 reviews
3.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Matobo National Park
303 reviews
1.19 km away
Natural History Museum
152 reviews
4.76 km away
Nesbitt Castle
62 reviews
5.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Christine B
5 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Copey3 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gordon Murray, he's the curator and extremely helpful
2
Votes
;