The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (also just known as "Steamtown" or "Steamtown Peterborough
") is a static railway museum based in the former railway workshops located in Peterborough, South Australia
The Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre was officially opened on 29 November 2009 to much fanfare from the South Australian premier, Mike Rann.
The Centre is open seven days a week; an entry fee is charged.Guided tours, lasting about an hour and a half, provide a narrative of the equipment displayed, the infrastructure on site and its social history as well as exploring amusing railway anecdotes and experiences.
After the Centre's opening, technical difficulties limited the availability of the planned sound and light show; but after considerable work to resolve the issues the show is now considered a huge success, operating most nights, dependent only on bookings. The sound and light show has contributed to an increase in the number of overnight stays in the town, which benefits the other tourist attractions and the town in general.