About the festival

For over 30 years, the annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam has been held in March to mark the opening of steam season. In 2022, the village will fire up for a weekend of family fun and entertainment; it’s a premier event for the train enthusiast too. This year’s event is proudly brought to you by: Wollondilly Shire Council and the NSW Rail Museum (which is operated by Transport Heritage NSW).


About NSW Rail Museum

The NSW Rail Museum is the premier public showcase of rail heritage in NSW.

Since 1975, the historic town of Thirlmere has been home to a significant rail heritage collection associated with the NSW railways.

The NSW Rail Museum brings rail heritage to life through train rides, static displays, exhibitions, and education programs.


Become a Stallholder

Applications are currently open for individuals, businesses, and community groups to become a stallholder at the 2022 Thirlmere Festival of Steam.

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Become a sponsor

To become a festival sponsor please contact Council’s Events Team for further details 02 4677 1100.


For all NSW Rail Museum related enquiries, including steam train rides, call 1300 11 55 99.