Culture Victoria

ARHS Railway Museum

Champion Road NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN Phone: (03) 9397 7412

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.

Our 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.