About Steamtown

South Australia’s first and only Sound & Light Show! The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre is a ‘Museum with a big difference’ showing the most awesome Sound & Light Show.

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Once home to South Australia’s busiest regional railway hub and employing more than 1,000 people that looked after more than 100 passing trains every day. The old depot and its workshop is now the home to Australia’s most unique and fascinating Heritage Railway museum.

You’ll find Australia’s only operational triple gauge turntable. A wide range of historic rolling stock including elegant steam trains, powerful diesel locomotives, unique passenger trains and freight trains. All exhibited in the original settings of the heritage listed roundhouse and original work sheds.

After dark, Steamtown hosts South Australia’s only Sound and Light Show. A fabulous sound and visual spectacular about the railway history in Australia and Peterborough. Guests sit comfortably in the historic railway carriage that was once a first class sleeper on the East West route between Sydney and Perth. Transported visually through a 1 hour 10 minute sound and light show that you will thoroughly enjoy. Bookings are essential. The Low Season conditions apply (Nov-Feb).