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Preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of

J & A Brown and the Hunter Valley.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum


The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organization, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving

the Railway and Mining Heritage of J&A Brown and the Hunter Valley. The R.V.R.M. is located in the old

Richmond Main Colliery site, Main Road 135, Leggett's Drive, Richmond Vale 4kms south of Kurri Kurri

in the Hunter Valley, N.S.W. The R.V.R.M. runs trains first three Sundays of each month and every Sunday

during School Holidays (except Christmas and New years day). Gates open at 9:30am and close at 4pm.

Richmond Vale Railway Museum


Up coming events


Our open day on November 11 marks the centenary of the Armistice which brought World War 1 to a close. On this significant day, the museum has planned a simple but dignified remembrance program. The ceremony itself will be held adjacent to the ROD locomotive which has also celebrated its centenary this year, and operated in France post-Armistice.

The gates will open at the normal time of 9.30am. The Australian National Flag and NSW State Flag will fly at full-staff from the opening of the museum until 10.30am, when they will be lowered to half-staff. At 10.50am three short whistle blasts will summon visitors to the ROD display.

At 11.00am a long whistle blast will signal the beginning of the two minutes’ silence. The Last Post will be sounded and the Ode recited. At 11.02am a second long whistle blast will indicate the conclusion of the silence and Reveille [or Rouse] will be sounded. The flags will be returned to full-staff where they will fly for the remainder of the day.

The area around the ROD will be decorated with crafted poppies. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring their own poppies or wreaths to be hung on the fence around the display as a tribute.

18th December. Santa's Steam special


Richmond Vale Railway Museum is delighted to announce the launch of the Rebuilding Richi Appeal. Our aim

is to restore operation as quickly as possible at the museum site following the devastating September

13th bushfire.

The Appeal is to have three prongs:

· Fundraising events – the recently-announced trivia night in Kurri Kurri is the first of these.

· Fundraising competitions – Watch this space for the detailed announcement of the first of these,

which will be launched later this week.

· Online fundraising – Today we launch the online Rebuilding Richi Appeal.

If you are a supporter, and unable to participate in an event or competition, an online donation is the

way in which you can help. The Museum plans a staged return to rail operations, with the reinstatement of

the Mulbring Road branch being the initial priority. Work on the main line to Pelaw Main will follow,

including the repairs to the Number 1 Bridge.

To achieve this, hundreds of sleepers must be replaced. This is where you can help.

Every $150 donated allows us to lay another sleeper.

Every donation helps us get closer to full reopening and operation.

To donate, Click here