Once South Australia's busiest regional railway hub employing over 1,000 people to look after more than 100 passing trains every day, the old depot and workshop is now home to a most unique and fascinating heritage railway museum; Steamtown.
Be sure to take a guided tour, run continuously each day at the Steamtown site, and get up close and personal with the State's railway heritage. Explore re-furbished carriages, such as the public bar and ladies lounge, and hear poignant stories from the Peterborough men and women who lived the glory days, now with a special place in their hearts for the steam engine.
After dark, Steamtown hosts South Australia's only Sound and Light Show, a multi-award winning visual spectacular about railway history in Peterborough and Australia. Settle in to a converted carriage and watch through the windows as the trains come to life and a movie retells a truly Australian story.
Steamtown is the jewel in the crown of Peterborough's tourism, and offers a truly world-class experience. We thoroughly recommend that you enjoy both the guided day tour and the award-winning Light and Sound Show, as each offers a unique insight into the history of our great town and the evolution of rail in Australia.
Peterborough also offers a great diversity of other experiences, from vintage motor cycles and a wonderful heritage quilt (with its own on-demand light and sound show), to picturesque public gardens and compelling street-scapes. Please browse this directory to learn about all of our great attractions.