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Rail Heritage Museum Bassendean 

Train Museum | Model Displays | Toilets | Picnic Area | BBQ | Small Playground | Open Sundays & Wednesdays | Railfest Event October | Recommended for Kids 2yrs+ | Located Approx 12km East of Perth

The Rail Heritage Museum Bassendean has limited opening times, however it is worth your while going along when it is open on Sundays & Wednesdays (see hours at the end of this review).  

If your child love trains they will love the Rail Heritage Museum, its not just a look and see museum, it's very interactive with lots of opportunity to climb aboard the amazingly preserved freight and passenger trains to see exactly what they used to look like! Many of the trains also have beds, bathrooms and toilets!

They can even climb into the drivers cabin of some of the trains to see what it was like to be a train driver of these trains.

They can also get behind the wheel of a big bus!

They'll also love this photo opportunity with Percy

There is a nice little picnic area with a Thomas train they will love to get there photo with and a small playground near this area.  So bring along a packed lunch, you'll need some refreshments after jumping on and off trains for a couple of hours. You can bring use the free BBQ too any time the museum is open.

There is also a dining car and  buffet car with urn, fridge and microwave that you can book for an awesome authentic train party.


Every October, the Rail Hertiage WA Museum hosts Railfest! As well as the usual trains and model displays it has kids activities, short miniature train ride, train tables, lego displays and more model train displays. Here are some photos from Railfest 2012 & 2013

Open: Sunday 1-5pm, Wednesday 1-4pm

Accessibility: the grounds are mostly wheelchair and pram accessible.  Some of the trains have ramp access, others are accessed by the platform and there are some with access via stairs only.  Some of the train aisles are limited in width for pram and disabled access There is ramps to the toilets also.

What to Bring: food and drink.  Little to no refreshments are available to purchase so feel free to bring a packed lunch along to enjoy in the picnic area.

Costs: Adults $9, Kids $4 (Under 4 Free), Concession $7

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How To Get There: 136 Railway Pde, Bassendean (Ashfield Station Midland Line)

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