Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum

Educational opportunities — School excursions

Topics of Interest:

1880s steam tram

Valley Heights Heritage Museum houses a collection of historic railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock depicting the development of rail transportation in NSW from the 1880s to the 1980's. The majority of the collection is displayed in the oldest remaining steam locomotive Roundhouse in Australia, opened in 1914. The Museum is also the home of the Valley Heights Steam Tramway, operators of the only operating example of the Sydney Steam Tram from the 1880s.

School groups have the opportunity to study the history and development of rail transport in NSW from the 1880s to the modern day. Activities include a thorough history of the Locomotive Depot and the development of the Blue Mountains Railway line, and a ride on the Sydney Steam Tram (depends on weather). Facilities include picnic ground and disabled toilet.

Venue and safety information for school excursions

School excursion information in Dept Education and Communities Work Health and Safety Directorate format.

Pricing

Students $10.00 each
Teachers attending with students FREE
Parents attending to assist with supervision $10.00 each

Feedback

Dear Andrew and Keith and all that helped us today,

I wish to thank you so much for the excellent excursion you prepared and delivered for us at Wycliffe today. Your willingness and effort to look after us and guide us safely to and from the museum was well above the call of duty! Thank you for talking to the kids at their level of understanding. Thank you for your gentleness, fun and for the relaxed and happy atmosphere you provided for us. It is evident that the volunteers and all today are a close and dedicated group of men. You made us feel at home. You made us feel so welcome and special. You treated us like royalty and like we were your very own family. Thank you Keith for dropping down the posters for the children and for rolling/ banding them all together! Andrew and Keith, your communication was wonderful throughout all of the process. I cannot speak too highly of your commitment to us and the excursion you organised. Thank you for going the extra mile! Please send the invoice and we will transfer the money for you at the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Thanks again.

May God richly bless you and your work.

Kind Regards
Andrew Powell
Wycliffe Christian School

14 August 2014

More information

Enquire about your FREE pre-excursion site inspection for teachers planning an excursion

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Andrew Tester, Assistant Publicity Manager
Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
Blue Mountains Division of NSW Rail Transport Museum
P.O. Box 484
Springwood, NSW, Australia, 2777.

Email

Use form below or write to info [AT] valleyheightsrailmuseum.info