Pearn's Steam World, Westbury

4.5
#45 of 89 in Museums in Tasmania
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  • A low entry fee sees you enter a world of bygone steam engines and the like. Lots to see and read about. There are clean toilets, too. An interesting look back in time.  more »
  • lots of old relects to look at machinery has come along way. allow about an hour to browse these old girls.  more »
  • Substantial collection of steam and diesel tractors with interpretive video displays. Well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Very friendly volunteer staff, reasonably priced and lots of interesting historical farm and industrial equipment to look at. Kids can climb on the old machines and on special days they can go on a train ride. It's a fun hour or two for the family in Westbury.
  • Amazing place, friendly staff. Kids loved it - especially our 4 year old. Great amount of history here. Definitely recommended for the history and tractor enthusiasts.
  • Awesome collection of "Steam Traction Engines" and other related early Australian farm machinery, but sadly let down by lack of signage and guides. Maybe on a busy weekend there are more staff but I doubt it. Signage was kinda OK but clearly a lot of information is missing. It is starting to look and feel tired, which reflects the passing of the founders and now being run by a group of volunteers who whilst friendly enough, would not venture from the sanctuary of their man cave entry office. Clearly they had the knowledge but not the enthusiasm to wander around to interact with the visitors. They do have special "steam run" days when they fire up the steam engines, but they had not established when the next one was gong to be. If you are driving from Cradle Mountain to Launceston and need to loose an hour, then take the time to visit. If you are a Steam Engine nut like me, then you will enjoy the exhibits. If you know nothing about steam and it's history, this is not the place for you to learn, unless they change a few things which they could quite easily and make this a 4 star attraction. Interestingly, there is no gift shop and no momentos of your visit other than the brochure (also available on the web). Whilst a low rating, I still enjoyed my time here, it certainly has a lot of potential. Web photos are pretty close to the real thing
  • Great range of old steam engines displayed well.
  • So many engines and tractors here to see. If you're into this type of thing you will enjoy. Wives and girlfriends may be a little bored with all the boy toys
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