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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
cafandgim1
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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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

this Museum has np entry charge just a gold coin donation of your choice. It is operated by a team of hard working volunteers who take pride in what they do and are proud of what has been achieved. The work is still going on down on the workshop,with volunteers putting together old trains and wonderful plans ahead for their use.
the stand out feature is the DreamTime carriage, which has been completely painted with the aboriginal story of the beginning of time, each painting is wonderful and as you move down through the carriage the whole story surrounds you. All this was painted by a local aboriginal man, and the guide is only too pleased and proud to tell you his story. I first went there with a group of ladies, had a tour of the whole facility and then had a beautiful lunch served to us in one of the old carriages.. if in Toowoomba do go there,, dont miss it,, you will be so pleased you did.But check times as it is only open three days a week.

1  Thank Bette W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A volunteer group who restore trains and love to show visitors around for a gold coin donation ,highlights include the dreamtime carriage and the restoration of the last steam loco produced in toowoomba

1  Thank lindsay b
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Fantastic ground-up, community effort. The selfless work of the volunteers - from ordinary citizens to students to commercial enterprises - brings this attraction to another level altogether.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We have attended a couple of functions at Downs Steam Museam and were blown away by the achievements of a group of dedicated volunteers. They have managed to rebuild from the ground up, a place where train enthusiasts can embrace yesteryear and at the same time enjoy a wonderful meal, or just a coffe, drink and snack.

Their passion continues as they set themselves more projects and I would recommend that you phone them to gather information about any forthcoming steam train trips they may have on their calendar. A place to enjoy something out of the ordinary!

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Travelling by train is a long lost art. My grand daughter loved walking through the trains on show and was amazed that they actually had dining cars and sleepers. Her question was, "Is this what is was like in the olden days?" Its only open in limited hours but if you have a spare hour on a Sat morning then I highly recommend this attraction. And entry is by a gold coin donation.

Thank Rick A
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