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The quaint village of Thirlmere awakens to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the 30th annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
Saturday 2 March: Steam Train Rides
On Saturday, the NSW Rail Museum will be open with steam train rides, blacksmith demonstrations, driver's cab visits, a steam and vintage park, mini-train rides and more. Scroll down below for a video of the steam trains in action from last year's festival!
Celebrate the opening of the 2019 steam season with a 45-minute steam train ride along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway. Bookings essential - CLICK HERE.
Sunday 3 March - Steam Train Rides + Village Fair
On Sunday, it's double the fun as Thirlmere comes to life with over 100 market stalls, live performances, a vintage car show, street parade and all the activities at the NSW Rail Museum, including steam train rides.
Don't miss this unique and exciting event for the whole family - TICKETS ON SALE NOW - CLICK HERE!
Visiting the Thirlmere Festival of Steam precinct is FREE. However, additional activities located within the NSW Rail Museum, including steam train rides, are ticketed as follows:
Museum + Steam Train Ride
Take a 45-minute steam train ride along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway, hauled by a historic locomotive.
All steam train rides depart from Thirlmere Station on both Saturday 2 March & Sunday 3 March - CLICK HERE for departure times and to purchase tickets.
Museum Only Admission
The story behind the Thirlmere Festival of Steam
Since 1989, the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam has grown to become Australia’s premier steam event.
It’s a community celebration of steam and nostalgia where locomotives of all kinds travel from afar, awakening the quaint village of Thirlmere with the enchanting echo of a steam whistle. Throughout the village, there’s all the fun of a country fair to be had with great markets, music, rides and relics.
The Thirlmere Festival of Steam is a unique and enjoyable event for the whole family!
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