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Trainworks

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Address: 10 Barbour Road | Thirlmere, New South Wales 2572, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4683 6800
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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With Australia's largest collection of rolling stock, state-of-the-art...

With Australia's largest collection of rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, interactive activities for children, enormous outdoor play and picnic area, heritage train rides every Sunday and an on-site cafe, Trainworks truly offers something for everyone.Located just 90 km from the Sydney metro area, Trainworks at Thirlmere is the perfect day trip for visitors from Sydney, Wollongong, Campbelltown, the Southern Highlands and Canberra.

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Awesome find!

My son loves trains!! We are visiting from England (my mum lives here) and she was given the task to find somewhere we could go where there are trains!! She did not disappoint... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Nell C
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son loves trains!! We are visiting from England (my mum lives here) and she was given the task to find somewhere we could go where there are trains!! She did not disappoint!! Train works was awesome! What a collection of trains!! My son was made up. It's beautifully laid out and easy to get around. There was couple of... More 

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Thank Nell C
Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an extensive complex with many vintage train cars and both steam and diesel locomotives on display....many you can actually enter. We traveled from Sydney by train with a change at Campbelltown to the Southern Highlands line...any easy walk across the platform to a waiting diesel train that operates hourly in either direction. Ironically there is no train service... More 

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Thank JasMN5169
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember visiting the trains at Thirlmere when I was a child, so I was very excited to take my 4 year old son to see Trainworks. We saw many many types of trains and rail related exhibits. The adults loved the fascinating history of rail in NSW and Australia, while my son enjoyed walking through the several open carriages... More 

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Thank Anita T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of trains to see and explore. Free parking, there is also a small cafe. Make sure to have plenty of room in the car if the children going to prepare the cupboard train model.

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Thank Orit V
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We spent a very interesting 4 hours at this fascinating place. We had driven past previously and thought it looked very interesting so made a point of coming back to visit. We have not been disappointed - what an amazing place with such a great display of history. I am not a train buff but just loved the displays. The... More 

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Thank Nerelie L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Leisurely stroll though history, marvel at and board these large iron work horses. Take the train ride and relax in theatrette, just enjoy the past. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. On our visit cafe not open.

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Thank Webb2171
Melbourne, Australia
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201 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We are not train buffs but enjoyed a couple of hours exploring the rail history and trains. If you are a rail buff you would want to spend ALL day as there are SOOO many trains and exhibits to see!!! Take a picnic as the cafe is closed and plenty of picnic areas.

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Thank Mixedtraveller
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Saw 1 comment relating to old museum (the person missed the old setup), but new version will be understood and appreciated by a much wider audience. I'm a train fan but I agree with the new setup as it explains the relevance of the railways and the particular item in a greater social impact. I think many visitors will get... More 

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Thank mconnor042
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Took our two sons to a day out with Thomas. It's a fantastic day and I would recommend to all. Staff are super friendly. Could easily spend a whole day out there. Recommend taking food and picnic blanket.

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Thank pacersam
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic historical display with lots of interesting rolling stock. Staff work hard and are friendly. Phone before you go though. If there is a special event on a Sunday, the usual train ride does not seem to happen, but this is not notified on the website. To avoid disappointment, phone in advance to check the details and/or book tickets.

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