While we were in the Blue Mountains we visited Leuralla , a heritage listed location. There is a beautiful old house set in 12 acres of gardens. Within the house is a collection of historical toys and outside there is railway memorabilia.
The art deco mansion was built in 1912 for a wealthy yachtsman, sportsman and big game fisherman, Harry Andreas. Today, Andreas's grandson Clive Evatt Jnr, own the home and the world class collection of toys and model railways.
Besides it being a toy and train museum it is also a memorial to Dr HV Evatt (the owners uncle). Dr Evatt was a famous Australian. He was a high court judge, Attorney General, President of the United Nations and Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
The 12 acres of gardens were lovely to stroll around.
In the gardens we came across some interesting railway items, like old railway station signs and waiting rooms.
Not everybody has a steam engine in their garden. I was taken back on a nostalgic trip when I saw the yellow station boards telling you what platform and where the train was going. I used them all the time in my youth when I lived in Sydney. It was an interesting house and museum.