Families and All Ages

19th May, 2019
IMG_5764mod-1280x719.jpg

CALLING ALL CHILDREN…

THE MUSEUM’S OPEN DAY ON SUNDAY 19 MAY WILL BE A

TEDDY BEARS’ DAY OUT

CHILDREN AGED 16 OR UNDER ARE ADMITTED FREE IF ACCOMPANIED BY A TEDDY BEAR

(plus an adult – please note max. 4 children per adult)

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE DAY?

At 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm wave your Teddy off on a thrilling adventure on the ‘TEDDY BEAR EXPRESS’

(all care taken that your prized possession will return safe and sound!)

 

Every child receives a complementary pack of “Gummi Bears” from Mama and Papa Bear!

 

Throughout the day take a 20 minute on the Steam Tram with Teddy by your side!

 

Children aged 5-15 can do the Kids Quiz (10 fascinating questions to answer as they wander through the Museum). When home, check the website for the answers and print your very own personalised certificate.

 

Climb on engines & carriages and listen to ‘Harry’ and ‘Charlie’ as they prepare for the day’s work on their 100 year old steam loco.

 

New interpretive child-friendly signage helps introduce many of the large exhibits to budding fans!

 

Children can join free activities hosted by BUILD-A-MIND to stimulate their interest in S.T.E.A.M. subjects using their creativity and building skills.

 

Plus all the Museum’s fantastic exhibits, including two great model train layouts, artworks and more are open for all to enjoy.


28th April, 2019
Restored-electric-loco-4601-1280x764.jpg

Share some time with family & friends to reflect on the end of an era at Valley Heights. The 105 year old Roundhouse at the Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum saw many changes over its life as a railway Depot, for steam engines from 1914 until 1957, then electric until closure in 1988. The 30th anniversary of the very last loco movement from the Depot (in April 1989) is being marked with some extra activities. The Museum is giving rare pride of place to one of its biggest exhibits when electric loco 4601 will be wheeled out of its usual resting place for all to enjoy in the light of day, while cab visits will enable visitors to experience the driver’s eye view from this 132 ton giant. Carefully researched new interpretative panels will tell the story of this 46 class of locomotives, and will bring to life their successful track record. On delivery, they were the most powerful in Australia, designed to pull the heaviest coal trains.

During the day, former Valley Heights railwaymen will chat about the life and times of the 46 class locos and their own experiences from the period as they reminisce about the ‘Good Old Days’.

As usual, there will be 20 minute Steam Train rides on the ‘Valley Heights Mixed’, led by 1899 loco ‘Stevo’ the tank engine, operated by the Steam Tram and Railway Preservation Society. All the Museum’s regular exhibits and activities will be available, including the two model rooms, audio-visual experiences, historical displays, café, shop and more. Visit at 17b Tusculum Road, Valley Heights.

Make sure you join in this once in a generation event!


26th April, 2019
Imagine-the-stories-these-walls-could-tell-1-1280x408.jpg

Be prepared for a fun day out at the Museum and enjoy reduced admission as there will be no rides on this day.
All of the great exhibits, large and small, will be open to the public.
Children of all ages can experience the railway world in miniature in the two working model rooms.
Climb aboard the carriages and engines that made railways influence the history of New South Wales.
Listen to ‘Charlie’ and ‘Harry’ as they ready their steam loco for the day’s work and read about the daily tasks of the Call Boy as he cycled round the area.

Newly developed child-friendly signage makes key exhibits come to life with easy-to-read story boards.

A terrific treat for the whole family!

Children under 5 FREE; aged 5-15 $7; concession $8; adult $9


24th April, 2019
Smallfoot-1200x628.jpg

Smallfoot (G)
A bright young Yeti finds an elusive human – a “smallfoot’ – bringing the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might exist out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.  A rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

Book online to choose your own reserved seats, or purchase on the day at our box office.
All tickets are just $7.

Our snack bar will be open  before the film.


24th April, 2019

Guided walk along the Victory Track with Lindsey Gray. This walk has many stairs and is not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Phone (02) 4751 3033

 


23rd April, 2019
Peanuts-1200x628.jpg

Peanuts (G)
Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.


Book online to choose your own reserved seats, or purchase on the day at our box office.

All tickets are just $7.

Our snack bar will be open  before the film.

 


18th April, 2019
PRabbit.jpg

A charming and adventure-laden adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Book online to choose your own reserved seats, or purchase on the day at our box office.
All tickets are just $7.
Our snack bar will be open  before the film.

 

 

 


16th April, 2019
Spidey-1200x628.jpg

This is a special free screening as part of NSW Youth Week, supported by Blue Mountains City Council.

Bookings via the Blue Mountains Theatre website are highly recommended, as we are expecting this film to be very popular!

Spider-man Into The Spiderverse (PG)
A ground-breaking visual style brings a fresh approach to the Spider- Man universe, and introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse where more than one can wear the mask.

Our snack bar will be open to purchase popcorn, drinks and treats before the film.


15th April, 2019
IMG_6728-2-1280x646.jpg

Exploring the Rail Museum
A rare chance to explore the Museum in the quiet of a “non-steam” day.
Stroll at your leisure and enjoy all the regular exhibits and activities, but no rides.
Listen to “Charlie” and “Harry” as they prepare for their day’s work.
Learn about the “Call Boy” and relax in the first class luxury of the “Caves Express”. View models galore!

REDUCED ADMISSION FEES 
$7.00 (for ages 5-15)
Children under 5 free + Adult admission fee ($9)

Concession $8