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