This amazing museum is set in sixteen rooms of the heritage listed 1868 Mount Victoria Railway Station. It is part of the railway to the west which was built across the rough terrain of the Blue Mountains.
A display to commemorate the bicentenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains has sketches, paintings and artefacts showing the work of the explorers, road builders, tradesmen and convicts.
The struggle of the settlers is shown by the nature of the tools and farm equipment, whose construction, use and maintenance required enormous physical effort.
The changing domestic scene is illustrated by costume and accessories, pottery, historic railways tableware, musical instruments and furniture. Development of the area as a tourism destination and industries such as mining is also depicted. Displays and information on unique local schools are a highlight. Many natural history items depict local and exotic wildlife.
An hourly train service from Sydney to the door runs at weekends. Wheelchair access to ground floor and car parking are readily available.