newport railway museum, newport

This amazing railway museum is a great way to see these magnificent machines up close.  They have engines from over 100 years ago up until more recent times and in some cases you can go inside and check them out - Mamma loves the old Buffet Car (of course) where you can also have kids b'day parties.  There is also the very cool model railway that was all hand made in the 50's by Bill Fairlam.. The museum has been open since 1962 although was shut down for 4 years and re opened in March 2015. The award winning team of volunteers are constantly making improvements and do what they can with time and budget contraints and they do a magnificent job. Soon they will be installing a roof over part of the museum to protect trains from the elements which will mean we get to explore these train cars even more. Set against a backdrop of factories and complete with a replica station and signal house, this is a wonderfully unique place to visit. Locomotives come here to retire and there are some real beauties to admire. Mamma says be sure to bring a picnic! 

Mamma's special mentions: If you don't get organised enough for that picnic head over to Platform 177 cafe for a pre or post visit cuppa and a bite.

the nitty gritty

Saturdays (and during school holidays on Sundays too)
Free under 3
Adults $8 and Kids and concession $4 Family (2 adults, 2 kids $20)

Toilets - picnic table - benches - guided tours available

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at Champion Rd