The next running day is:
Saturday 27th April
ANZAC Day Commemoration (slightly belated)
Diesel and miniature train rides from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Future running days:
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May
Catch the Historical Train and a then short walk to the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show on Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th.
Train Rides from 9am to 4pm.
Train rides are $5.00 return. Children under 3 are free.
Limited all day inside parking available at $5.00 per car for those visiting the ILRMS.
Diesel Train Rides and Miniature Train rides are in operation over the two days; explore the great old days of railways.
Train Ride Departs the Main Platform to the Triangle terminus then a 5 minute walk to the air show.
Sausage Sizzle, drinks, tea, coffee and ice creams are available on site.
Free use of Child's Play Areas and Picnic Grounds.
Have Picnic and enjoy the weekend.
Please note that air show tickets are not available for purchase at the ILRMS.
The last train back will run at 4:00pm on both days.
Sunday 12th May
Diesel and miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive "Seymour".
Sunday 9th June
Steam & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive "Kiama".
Saturday 22nd June
Diesel & Miniature train rides from 10:00am to 3:00pm with locomotive "Seymour".
Steam locomotives operate on the monthly running day but may be replaced by a diesel locomotive due to a total fire ban or other operational requirements such as volunteer availability.
The museum regularly opens to the public with train rides on the Second Sunday of each month, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Check website for extra running days and public holiday's through the year.
The museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am and 2:00pm for visitors; note that Saturdays are by appointment only. Public inspections are welcome on our working days; our standard fees and conditions apply for guided locomotive shed tours.
Please note that the museum is not open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day.
The museum site is available for hire for "Railway theme" or experience for private functions such as Christmas Parties, Weddings or Social Club functions. Schools' educational visits are a specialty and are very welcome. Other group visits such as seniors and motoring clubs can also be arranged.
Site hire can be organised with or without the railway in operation. Depending on your budget, you may choose from the miniature railway, diesel or steam train or go for all the options!
The shelters in the picnic area can be reserved on running days for groups. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!
For further information contact the museum. See Contacts page.