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.
The Menzies Creek Museum is open on Puffing Billy's operating days to Menzies Creek station:
- DAILY | 19th December - 31st January 9am - 2pm
- FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 1st February - 30th April 9am - 3pm
Additional operating days:
- DAILY | 15th February - 18th February (Lunar New Year) 9am - 3pm
- OPEN | 8th March (Labour Day) 9am - 3pm
- DAILY | 2nd April - 18th April (Easter School Holidays) 9am - 3pm
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 30-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.
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.
Enjoy a 30-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.