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Bulawayo Railway Museum

Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 77 326 2491
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Loved it!

I'm not a train geek, but this place is fantastic and a real trip back in time. You can easily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca H
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Fantastic place!

We have never had a chance before to enter inside such old trains. One can literally touch... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
07kamil
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Warsaw, Poland
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Prospect Ave. and Crew Rd., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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+263 77 326 2491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Get engulfed in transport history, Bulawayo Railway Museum features several exhibitions on the historical narrative of the railway system in Zimbabwe

1  Thank hikwam
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Railway museums aren't my usual "thing" but this isn't like any other railway museum I have ever been to. There are so many different trains and carriages with Cecil Rhodes' carriages being the most historically important and interesting. The unfettered access to everything made this...More

1  Thank Copey3
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely place and a must to go and see the Railway Museum... it will take you through the rich history of the railways..

1  Thank Ioakeem K
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Christine B
5 July 2017|
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Response from Copey3 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Gordon Murray, he's the curator and extremely helpful
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