After more than 10 years of building, collecting and researching Railway items from a bygone era, Puffing Billy Railway's much anticipated Menzies Creek Museum opened on Monday 24 February, 2020.

The new historic museum covers a space of 1160 square metres and houses over 80 exhibits, including rare operational steam and diesel locomotives, carriages and a rail tractor, as well as an operational boiler house that services steam engines, fluid pumps and 500 brake horsepower generators.

Free for all train ticket holders, passengers can now explore the newly opened museum either before or after their steam train ride on Puffing Billy.

Those wishing to visit the museum as a non-train traveller are also welcome along for free.

Puffing Billy Inside Of Menzies Creek Museum Including Little Toot Cafe

OPENING HOURS

The Menzies Creek Museum is open from 9am to 1pm on Puffing Billy's operating days to Menzies Creek station:

  • FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 16th July - 30th November
  • DAILY | 18th September - 3rd October

Download and print before visiting Menzies Creek Museum!

Download our scavenger hunt activity sheet and follow the clues as it leads you through the historic museum. Guess all the clues right and you will score a Puffing Billy prize to take home!

Download here

Catch the train to the museum

Puffing Billy's train service to Menzies Creek will cater for visitors wishing to experience this station stop and take in the new museum.

Passengers can enjoy a 25-minute journey from Belgrave, passing over the historic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge and through the forests of the Dandenong Ranges, before arriving at Menzies Creek to visit the museum. The return train ride has museum entry included in the fare.

Puffing Billy Family Being Served At Menzies Creek Museum Cafe

Little Toot Café

Adding to the atmosphere, the museum is also home to Little Toot Café, with plenty of hot and cold beverages and sweet and savoury food items available to enjoy.

Train, Museum & Morning tea

Enjoy a 25-minute journey from Belgrave, passing over the historic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge and through the forests of the Dandenong Ranges, before arriving at Menzies Creek to visit the museum and enjoy morning tea.

The Sub Nigel (2)
3A NA Locomotive (2)
Carbon (4)