The Railway Museum

Museum in Melbourne, VIC

The Railway Museum can trace its beginnings to the dieselisation of the railways in Victoria. By the 1980's, the wheel had turned a full circle on those diesel and electric locomotives that had supplanted steam. Just two decades after the Railway Museum had opened, the time had come for the early diesel locomotives to be displaced themselves by modern and more powerful locomotives. The museum expanded and examples of the early diesel and electric locomotives were placed on display beside the steam locomotives that they had earlier displaced. Today the Railway Museum's rolling stock exhibits includes steam, diesel and electric locomotive, steam cranes, freight wagons and passenger carriages.

Our other exhibits include photographic displays, signal box and various items of railway equipment. When you visit the Railway Museum in person, you enter through a replica of an 1887 Victorian Railways station building. The future of the Railway Museum is looking bright. Planning for the future of the Railway Museum is in progress and is including examples of other museums worldwide, such as York, Sacramento, Mullhouse and Ipswich. However the plans are not yet ready to release. However more work and more support are required before we can expect to see this vision realised.

You can show your support by either becoming a Volunteer at the Railway Museum or, if you have a wider interest in the history of railways, joining the Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division.

Contact Information

  • 26 Champion Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3016
  • Phone: (03) 9397 7412
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  • Hours

    Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Entertainment » Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Entertainment » Museums

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