The Railway Museum
A most interesting place not only for train buffs is the Railway Museum. Within walking distance of the city centre in Bulawayo, the Railway Museum is the home of some of Zimbabwe’s vintage steam engines, old rolling stock and a variety of historical exhibits including Cecil John Rhodes’ personal Pullman Coach.
The museum is situated behind the Bulawayo Railway Station, in the Raylton suburb of Bulawayo in western Zimbabwe. Access is possible via the pedestrian footbridge at the station. The museum is located in an area that was previously a workshop used in the maintenance of refrigeration wagons.
Opened in 1972, the Museum displays a wealth of small exhibits and models as well as steam and diesel electric locomotives.
The Museum is owned by the National Railways of Zimbabwe and is managed by the NRZ Historical Committee, made up of railwaymen from various departments.