Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum

leuralla toy & railway museum
The entrance to Leuralla – all aboard!

Have you been for a family visit to Leuralla, the Toy and Railway Museum in Leura in the Blue Mountains? This is a place to truly step back in time, where the adults may well have more fun than the children.

Leuralla NSW Toy Railway Museum

Did you know that Leuralla is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of 20th century train sets, toys and other collectibles?

There are collections of dolls and teddy bears from throughout the 20th century, tin soldiers and model boats and all sorts of games.

The collection of Barbies is enormous, and will delight any Barbie-lover.

Photo credit: Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum

The historic mansion Leuralla was build just before the First World War by a prominent Sydney family and was used as their mountain retreat. In the style of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the house has retained its original features and many rooms are exactly the same as they have always been.

Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum

Address:  36 Olympian Parade, Leura 

Phone: 02 4784 1169

Open: 10am – 5pm daily

Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum website is here

I adored seeing old toys and bedclothes in the upstairs rooms
How divine are these toys and the furniture too
I am in love with this carved wooden bear chair, made in Canada. That bear is one fine fellow!

Outside there are 12 acres of garden in which are some amazing railway sets both indoors and outdoors.

The trains which run around the Matterhorn model are exciting to watch.
Railway memoribilia abounds throughout the gardens.
The waiting rooms in the garden are a lovely place to stop for a rest afetra runa round the spacious gardens.
My photo does no justice to this massive railway set
Directly opposite Leuralla there is a path which leads down to Elysian Rock Lookout which is a wonderful place to view Mt Solitary.

I hope you have enjoyed a little look around Leuralla. It is very close to the lovely Everglades Gardens so can easily be combined with a visit there. The main street of Leura with its cute shops and cafes is just a five minute drive away. The lovely Fairmont Resort is a very short drive away, check out our family review here.

Find more fun things to do in the Blue Mountains with kids here.

The beautiful Jamieson Valley as seen from Elysian Rock Lookout

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  1. says: James

    The toy museum also has loads of Nazi memorabilia including massive swastika flags. So the atmosphere is not entirely child-friendly.

    1. says: Seana Smith

      I must say that I did not notice these at all. Which room are they in? Good place for some historical conversation starters perhaps.

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