ARHS Railway Museum

The museum was established over 30 years ago and is operated by the Australian Railway Historical Society (Victoria Division). The museum is a collection of Victorian railway locomotives; steam, diesel and electric - dating from 1879 up to the present day. Several carriages and collections of railways memorabilia are on display. The museum is housed in part of the old Newport Workshops where many of the locomotives were manufactured.

Address: 
Champion Road, North Williamstown, VIC
Tel: 
0395963249
Hours: 
Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays 12:00noon - 5:00pm; Wednesdays during school holidays 12:00noon - 4:00pm. Mid week school and group visits by appointment. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.
Admission: 
Adults $6, Children & Concession $3
Facilities: 
Access for the disabled, toilets also for the disabled, car and bus parking, picnic area, refreshments, sales outlet, information brochure, special membership, magazine/newsletter, education
Collection: 
The museum's exhibits reflect an era when rail was the major transport providor for passengers and freight around the state. The collection includes 25 locomotives covering steam, diesel and electric motive power including the H220 'Heavy Harry', the largest conventional steam locomotive in Australia. Also on display are wagons, carriages, cranes and trolleys, a photographic display, a signal box and other items of railway equipment.
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Items

231 VRS Buffet Car

Carriage from 'The Spirit of Progress'

Carriage from 'The Spirit of Progress'
Creator:
Newport Workshops
Description:
This buffet car is now used in the museum for children's parties.
Date:
1937

H220 Locomotive

Heavy Harry

Heavy Harry
Creator:
Newport Workshops
Description:
Heavy Harry' is the largest Australian conventional steam engine. It weighed 260 tons, and was only used on the Albury line because of its weight.
Date:
1941