Bulawayo Railway Museum, Bulawayo

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Learn the history of rail travel in Zimbabwe and Rhodesia at Bulawayo Railway Museum, a cultural institution with a wide range of artifacts and exhibits. Opened in 1972, the museum displays a number of old steam locomotives, with the oldest dating back to 1897, as well as more modern diesel trains. Telling the history of railroad infrastructure in the country, the exhibits include a number of models and information panels, tracing the development of the trains and tracks over more than a century. Don't miss the highlight: the personal railway coach of Cecil Rhodes, businessman, politician, and founder of the Rhodesia territory. Put Bulawayo Railway Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bulawayo road trip planning website.
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  • What a treat. This place was much more than I hoped for. It had many trains from the beginning of rail history of Zimbabwe. The highlight of the museum is Mr Rhodes personal train car from the late... 
    What a treat. This place was much more than I hoped for. It had many trains from the beginning of rail history of Zimbabwe. The highlight of the museum is Mr Rhodes personal train car from the late...  more »
  • A MUST visit! Wow! Went in for a quick one and spent 3 wonderful hours. The site is extraordinary and a true journey through time. Gordon Murray is part and parcel of it all and a true 'train man... 
    A MUST visit! Wow! Went in for a quick one and spent 3 wonderful hours. The site is extraordinary and a true journey through time. Gordon Murray is part and parcel of it all and a true 'train man...  more »
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  • Get to experience mind blowing railway engineering skills the country ever had. Perfect place for kids to immerse them into the world of engineering. Eye popping and wowing life-size models, powerful locomotives and a mini photo documentary on Vic falls and Chiredzi rail Bridge
  • The place is an interesting visit. Nice to experience all the old trains and infrastructure, kind of takes you back in time. However, not enough is invested into making the experience more interactive or memorable. There was even no tour guide on the day. Enjoyed nonetheless.

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