Bulawayo Railway Museum in Zimbabwe



The Bulawayo Railway Museum is one of Africa’s major railway museums. Owned by the National Railways of Zimbabwe. Opened in 1972, the Museum displays a wealth of small exhibits and models as well as steam and diesel electric locomotives.


The museum is situated behind the Bulawayo Railway Station, in the Raylton suburb of Bulawayo in western Zimbabwe. The museum is located in an area that was previously a workshop used in the maintenance of refrigeration wagons.

About Bulawayo Railway Museum

  • Its oldest exhibits date back as far as 1897, and include Cecil Rhodes’ personal railway coach.
  • The Bulawayo Railway Museum recognizes this achievement and pays homage to the railwaymen: engineers, surveyors, station masters, drivers and guards who laid and maintained the railways, many died in the process.

How to Get There

Access is possible via the pedestrian footbridge at the station.

If you are planning a Travel to Zimbabwe then Bulawayo Railway Museum is worth to visit, it will explore the history of Zimbabwe’s Railway.

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