Opening Times

Next running day

  • Tracks of Terralong Sunday October 11th.
  • Steam   & Miniature Train Rides from 10am to 2pm.

Future running days…

  • Rails of Tully Saturday October 24th.
  • Diesel  & Miniature Train Rides  from 10am to 2pm.
  • The Tongarra Train Fest  Sunday October 11th..
  • Steam & Miniature Train Rides from 10am to 2pm.

More Information.

Note that due to Covid 19 entry conditions into the Museum grounds are,

*ILRMS is catering for 150 visitors only on each open day..

*Temperatures will BE taken prior to entry to the museum site..If you have Flu..Cold or Respiratory Symptoms or have been in covid hot spots you must keep away.

*Social Distancing applies and Face Masks are welcomed.. ILRMS has Covid cleaning in place..

*Respect to our Volunteers who working on the site. Irate behaviour is not welcomed nor will be tolerated.


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.

Note that due to Covid is the museum is closed to visitors on Tuesdays & Thursdays  .Please email us on further information of our opening times.

Please note that the museum closes 0ver the Christmas Break and 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.