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Transport Museums

Powerhouse Museum

Traditional and interactive displays covering a wide range of subjects relating to science and social history. The museum is housed in a former power station, built in 1902 to give power to Sydney's cable trams. 500 Harris Street, Ultimo. Open daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm


Aust. Nat. Maritime Museum

Contains an extensive collection of indoor and outdoor displays featuring Australia's maritime history including a lightship and an ex-Royal Australian Navy submarine. 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour. 2000. Phone (02) 9552 7777. Recorded information: 0055 62002. Open daily 9.30 - 5.00 pm.

Sydney Bus Museum

The Sydney Bus Museum is a volunteer led organisation with a vast collection of historic buses, open to the public every first and third Sunday of the month. he museum restores, maintains, displays and operates buses from the 1920s to recent eras.[4] It also provides buses for historical celebrations, and for film and photo shoots.

Australian Aviation Museum

Home to a wide range of aircraft and aviation artifacts, many aircraft in fact were manufactured at Bankstown Airport, including Tiger Moths, Mosquito Bombers, Drovers and Vampires. Starkie Drive, Bankstown Airport. Telephone: (02) 9791 3088 Open 10.00am to 4.00pm Sat, Sun and Wed.

NSW Rail Museum

The NSW Rail Museum houses Australia's largest collection of rail exhibits and undertakes regular rail hertiage experiences across Sydney and NSW. A division of Transport Heritage NSW, it was previously known as the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum and Trainworks.

Illawarra Light Rail Museum

Less than a 2hr drive south of Sydney in Albion Hill, The Illawarra Light Railway Museum is train central. Home to a historic collection of locomotives, passenger cars, rolling stock and a miniature railway, this place is a paradise for train fanatics.

Sydney Tramway Museum

A whole day s worth of activities, including regular tram rides on the museum's own tram line from the old Railway Square waiting shed. Aside from the tram rides, the museum has a number of trams on display in the Display Hall, many of which can be entered, including the prison tram.

Harbour Bridge Pylon Museum

Housed in the Harbour Bridge's south east pylon, its exhibits tell the story of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Location: Sydney Harbour Bridge, via Argyle Steps, The Rocks. Open daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.

Leura Toy & Railway Museum

Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains village of Leura, the Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum is based in a historic early 20th Century mansion. It houses a world-famous collection of toys and model trains. A European-style model railway weaves through a landscaped mountain set complete with viaducts, tunnels, bridges, chairlifts and a model of The Matterhorn mountain.

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