West Coast Wilderness Railway is a heritage rail experience that takes in breathtaking, unique wilderness at the same time. As a heritage experience, we provide numerous opportunities to learn more about our history through interpretation and museums.


Featuring interpretive displays and a collection of original artefacts that reflect the human stories of this remarkable railway – from its construction in the 1890s as a crucial form of transport between the Queenstown mines and the port at Strahan, to its rebirth as one of Tasmania’s best-loved tourist attractions.

Queenstown Station Museum is wheelchair accessible.


Available exclusively to train passengers visiting Lynchford Station, the Lynchford Pioneer Museum Room was redeveloped in 2023 and provides insights into the region’s mining history as well as a collection of local minerals to learn more about our unique geology and its role in our history.

The Lynchford Museum is currently accessed via the Lynchford Express train journey only.


Opened in 2021, the Regatta Point Museum Room provides modern interpretation, unique artifacts and real accounts from those that once lived along the line.

The Regatta Point Museum Room is suitable for small wheelchairs and provides an audio experience suitable for people with literacy requirements.

A group of workers huddles around a decorated locomotive

The entire west coast region has a rich heritage and many of its stories are catalogued at various museums around the area. Perhaps the best of these is the West Coast Heritage Centre in Zeehan, or The Galley Museum in Queenstown. Both museums are ably supported by local volunteers, so drop by and learn something new about this incredible part of the world!

You may also find some of our tour guides are walking fonts of knowledge if you’re historically inclined. Consider a tour to Lake Margaret Power Station with RoamWild Tasmania for a unique perspective on the role of the Mt Lyell Mining and Rail Co. in the region!

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