Operating Days at The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum
All tickets purchased entitle the bearer to ALL DAY rides on our train on the day of purchase. EFTPOS is available on site!
We do not accept credit cards.
Public Running Days
Over the weekend of 18th & 19th Nov, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary since the Opening of our Heritage Railway in 1973, by operating our 3 Steam Locos: A64, K88, Ja1260 along with Railcar Rm50 during each day. A rare chance to experience the grand old days of Steam and Rail Travel! Each Ticket purchased gives the holder unlimited Rides on the day of Purchase: Adults $12, Child $6 (under 17 years), Family $30 (2A, 2C) & preschoolers free.
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Find us at 20 Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton, which is beside the Tinwald Domain, where plenty of parking is available. Entry to the complex is via donation.
Limited displays are viewable all year round – or contact us prior to your visit to arrange a guided tour: Find out more
We operate Public Running Days from September to June, with train rides every half hour – from 11am – with the last train departing at 3.30pm.
Our Museum Village buildings are open, with stationary engines and vintage machinery on display.
Also on site is the Ashburton Fire Museum, Ashburton Steam & Model Engineers, Ashburton Woodworkers and Lynn Museum who are usually open (staff dependent).
The ticket office is located in the station building where you can purchase souvenirs and trinkets. The station waiting room also has a range of children’s activities to keep them busy.
The popup playground provides inflatable fun for the kids (weather permitting), and there is usually hot food available, along with coffee from vendors on site, but you can also bring a picnic and enjoy the Tinwald Domain surroundings, playground and duck pond.
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