Australia's centre of Steam and so much more!

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.

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