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Old Ghan Museum

Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8955 5047
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visit with freinds to Alice Springs

Could have spent hours / days going through this museum a wonderful exhibit put together with so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leigh C
Some great memorabilia of the old Ghan

Some great things on display and was great to be able to go through the old Ghan but no information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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+61 8 8955 5047
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Could have spent hours / days going through this museum a wonderful exhibit put together with so much care and detail

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MICHAEL D
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A great place for the Men folk with lots of trucks and cars, my friends grandfather has a few pieces on display, look out for Bertha.

Thank barty64
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Was able to go on the old ghan to look around. Wish it was still useable. the museum is worth a look its very interesting. souvenier shop has also a cafe. 2nd time I have been there. Next to this is a truck musuem which...More

Thank bruce c
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Helen D
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Response from apj101 | Reviewed this property |
The museum has lots of photos - maybe contact them if you want more information
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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
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