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Kids Fest Car Parking

Kids Fest Car Parking

May 17, 2024

On Sunday May 19th for the Kids Fest Event “Catch the Kids Fest Express” is that the Car Parking within the museum grounds will be limited and will fill quickly and if this occurs is that parking will have to […]

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Mothers Day Run Cancelled

Mothers Day Run Cancelled

May 11, 2024

Our Mothers Day Train set down for Mothers Day Sunday May 12th has been cancelled due to the rain and conditions. We the ILRMS Working Management Committee apologize for the inconvenience as due to the rain and grounds and the […]

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

May 2, 2024

Thursday May 23rd 10am to 12pm (noon) Join us for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and lets get together and enjoy a cuppa so we can support those impacted by cancer. Cuppa $5 and a cake is $5 total $10 information […]

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Assessable Toilets

Assessable Toilets

April 22, 2024

Illawarra Light Railway Museum has now upgraded our Toilet Block to Assessable Toilets with a Baby Change Area. More information email us at bookings@ilrms.com.au

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Toilet Block Revamp

Toilet Block Revamp

February 2, 2024

Please note that on your next visit is our  toilet block that was built in the 1980’s and is located at the front of the museum grounds will be closed over the next few weeks as the building is being […]

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Google Searching

Google Searching

January 27, 2024

We have noticed that we are getting a lot of enquiries that we opened every weekend and this has been based on google on line searching, please note the information on our openings are incorrect as stated by google. Please […]

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January 16, 2024

Cancellation of Running Day. Sadly due to the rain is that we have canceled Tuesday 16th School Holiday Rides. We apologize for the inconvenience. ILRMS Working Management Committee

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Christmas Close Down

Christmas Close Down

November 30, 2023

Our Museum will be closed over the festive season from from Thursday 21st December until  Saturday January 13th 2024. For all information  pleased email bookings@ilrms.com.au Our next first operational day for 2024 will be Sunday January 14th.

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Ride the Christmas Train

Ride the Christmas Train

November 24, 2023

Sunday December 10th Ride the Christmas Train 10am to 2pm Ride the Christmas Train and the Mini Elf Express for an Aussie Bush Christmas for a day of Family Fun.. See Santa and Friends..Holden Ute..and Feast on Meat Pies…Drinks..Coffee & […]

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Greater Bank Funding

Greater Bank Funding

October 4, 2023

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society has been nominated in Greater Bank’s Greater Central Coast Community Funding Competition. Please vote as often as you can on the Greater Bank voting page here to maximise our chances of winning $3,000 in funding from the bank. […]

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On Line Bookings

On Line Bookings

September 7, 2023

As of Saturday, September 23rd, you will be able to bookings online for all our events, Please note that on our website there is a Booking Box for bookings. For further information on bookings or inquiries please email us at […]

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RAMS Home Loans.

RAMS Home Loans.

August 31, 2023

Apply for a home loan with RAMS Dapto from 01/08/2023 until 30/11/2023 & settle by 01/02/2024 and you will get $250 Plus they will donate $250 to the Illawarra Light Railway Museum! All you need to do is mention this […]

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School Holiday Train Rides

School Holiday Train Rides

June 18, 2023

Tuesday, July 4th, and Tuesday, July 11th from 10 am to 2 pm Diesel & Miniature Train Rides. The museum opens and Train Rides 10 am to 2 pm. Picnic Shelters..Kids Playgrounds..Train rides..Great Family Fun. $10 Child/Concession..$15 Adult..$55 Family of […]

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Builder Needed

Builder Needed

April 22, 2023

Can You Help? We are seeking a qualified local builder or building company to quote on a new toilet block within our museum grounds at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum. The new building will see Male and Female Toilets along […]

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Bunny Hop Express

Bunny Hop Express

April 11, 2023

Our first-time Bunny Hop Express Easter run was a total success and we thank all who attended to ride the Bunny Hop Express and see the Easter Bunny along with Mrs. Thompson and the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland […]

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Thanks to RAMS Home Loans Dapto

Thanks to RAMS Home Loans Dapto

March 23, 2023

Apply for a home loan with RAMS Dapto by 1 August and settle by 30 September 2023 and you will get $250 plus they will donate $250 to the Illawarra Light Railway Museum! All you need to do is mention […]

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Facebook Searching

Facebook Searching

March 2, 2023

When you are looking for the Illawarra Light Railway Museum on Facebook please be aware that there is a secondary page that has been created by either FaceBook or Google that displays the wrong and incorrect information about the Museum. […]

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Wood-Fired BBQs Removed.

Wood-Fired BBQs Removed.

February 24, 2023

Wood-Fired BBQs Removed. The ILRMS has withdrawn all wood-fired BBQ’S from our picnic ground as of 23.2.23 and will no longer provide this service. We welcome visitors to bring their own small bbq for their own use. However, the ILRMS […]

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A Great Christmas

A Great Christmas

December 13, 2022

Our Museum received the best Christmas Present on Monday, December 12th as our Perry’s Boiler has returned to the museum after its restoration works. The Boiler has been placed on the locomotive underframe and the continuing restoration project will start […]

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Christmas Close Down

Christmas Close Down

November 11, 2022

MUSEUM CLOSED OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK. Our Museum will be closed the Christmas Break from Tuesday December 20th 2022 until Saturday January 7th 2023. If you should need information on the museum operations in 2023 please email us at info@ilrms.com.au

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Advertise Using Our Trains

Advertise Using Our Trains

November 6, 2022

Advertise Your Business by using our Trains as part of your Promotions and Advertising.. Email us at info@ilrms.com.au or Call 0409574569 or 0401753555 for Advertising and Promotions Enquiries.

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Rams Home Loans

Rams Home Loans

October 20, 2022

A huge thanks to the team of Rams Home Loans of Dapto for proudly supporting our Eve of  Halloween Event on Saturday October 29th. We thank you for your support.

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Wings Over Illawarra Air Show

Wings Over Illawarra Air Show

October 3, 2022

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum is not part of the Wings Over Illawarra Air Show and the Museum will be Closed on Saturday November 12th and on Sunday November 13th. If you have enquiries on parking and entry to the […]

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The Eve of Halloween

The Eve of Halloween

September 8, 2022

Saturday, October 29th, 2022 Looking for a Scary Good Time and for a night of fun at the Illawarra Light Railway Museum when the Ghost Train and the Mini Monster Express returns for our event the Eve of Halloween for […]

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Pet Friendly Museum.

Pet Friendly Museum.

November 14, 2021

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum is a Pet Friendly Museum as we welcome dogs into the museum site..Dogs when entering  must be kept on a leach at all times and Doggies Dropping’s must be cleaned up.

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Open Day Alterations

Open Day Alterations

July 6, 2021

Our operating day set down for this Sunday July 11th has been cancelled due to the current situation as per the NSW Government Health Rulings. We have rescheduled the open day for Sunday July 18th and this pends on the […]

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Museum Closed

Museum Closed

June 26, 2021

As of Saturday June 26th is our museum will be closed and  the closure is due to the latest NSW Government Health Rulings . We will hopefully reopen at the end of the lock down on July 10th. The Management […]

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Covid 19 Cancellations

Covid 19 Cancellations

June 23, 2021

Due to the current situation of the covid 19 out break is that we have cancelled this Saturdays June 26th Running Day. We have also cancelled week one of our train rides for the school holidays and we will review […]

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Dine and Discover Vouchers.

Dine and Discover Vouchers.

June 11, 2021

Just to advise our visitors that our Museum is unable to honor the NSW Dine and Discover Vouchers. Please note that due to this is that entry fees are Cash or Card Only. We sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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Platform  1

Platform 1

May 18, 2021

Steam into June and catch the Train  for our Platform 1 event. Steam returns with Burra and Kiama on the Main Line Rides and Strathalbyn on the Miniature Train Ride. Ride the Rails back to the good old days of […]

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Join Our Team.

Join Our Team.

February 27, 2021

Are you wanting to volunteer or become a member of our Society. We are calling for New Members and Volunteers to help out with our Museum and be part of a great team. Have a interest in Gardening, Lawn Care, […]

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Tuesday & Thursday Openings

Tuesday & Thursday Openings

February 13, 2021

Tuesday & Thursday inspections are by Appointment only as this is due to Covid. If you wish to attended on a Tuesday or Thursday please call on 0492267581 or email us info@ilrms.com.au for a booking. QR Code recordings apply and […]

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Warrigal Charters

Warrigal Charters

February 10, 2021

We would like to thank the team at Warrigal Charters for donating the services of a Bus that will be used on Sunday March 14th on a Trains and Planes Sunday. The Bus will be used to transport visitors between […]

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Australia Day Closure..

Australia Day Closure..

January 22, 2021

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum will be closed on Tuesday January 26th “Australia Day”..  

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Catch the Christmas Train

Catch the Christmas Train

December 13, 2020

Steam & Miniature Train Rides from 10am to 3pm today Sunday 13th from 10am to 3pm..

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Phone Number Change.

Phone Number Change.

September 12, 2020

As of Saturday September 12th is that we have a new Telephone Number that is 0492267581. Our Current Number 0242 564627 is out of operation. If the new number doesn’t answer please call our after hour numbers 0409574569 or 0401753555.

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

July 26, 2020

We would like to thank the Bendigo Community Oak Flats & Shellharbour for there support to the Illawarra Light Railway Museum, our Society like all not for profit groups has gone through difficult times throughout covid 19 and this wonderful […]

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Opening Entry Conditions

Opening Entry Conditions

July 14, 2020

Our reopening rules, 1-If you have flu like conditions eg coughs, colds, or you have travelled overseas and or have been in contact with people who have had the corona virus is you must keep away. 2-As per Government Rulings […]

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A Wonderful Return

A Wonderful Return

July 13, 2020

Our Museum reopened on Sunday July 12th for our first operating day since closing on March 23rd. Our event named  ” A Return to the Railways”  was welcomed by visitors attending the Museum. A wonderful day as visitors enjoy the […]

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Museum Closed

Museum Closed

February 9, 2020

Just to advise that the operational day ” A Diesel Train Passes” today Sunday 9th has been cancelled and the museum is closed due to the rain..Our Next Open day is a Trains & Planes Sunday set down for Sunday […]

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WaveFm

WaveFm

January 24, 2020

We thank Wave Fm for there support to our museum…

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Warrigal Charters

Warrigal Charters

January 11, 2020

We would like to thank the Management and Team of Warrigal Charters who sponsored and donated the shuttle bus that will transport visitors between the Illawarra Light Railway Museum and the HARS Aviation Museum on Sunday February 16th for the […]

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BBQ Restriction

BBQ Restriction

January 3, 2020

It should be noted that due to the bush fires is that the lighting and using of the wood fired BBQS with in the picnic grounds isn’t allowed and this also includes smoking within the museum grounds. This ruling is […]

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Transport Heritage NSW Grant

Transport Heritage NSW Grant

October 28, 2019

Our Museum has been Successful with a Transport Heritage NSW grant for the works on the Perry Boiler. This grant will allow the works to the boiler to begin and see Perry return to service at Albion Park. As Volunteers […]

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Kids Fest Recognition

Kids Fest Recognition

September 21, 2019

As being part of the 2019 Kids Fest Activities is that our Museum has been recognized as the ” Most Fun Event Peoples Choice”  Highly Commended with 2019 week of Kids Fest. Our train, the Kids fest Express and the […]

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Our New Website is Online

Our New Website is Online

August 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our new website is now online at https://ilrms.com.au/

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