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Visit to Leuralla New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum & Shopping in Leura Mall in Leura – Garden Village & Heartland of Blue Mountains – Sydney, Australia

Filed Under (Australia, Blue Mountains, Leura, New South Wales, Shopping, Sydney, Travelling, World Souvenirs) by Janet on 04-09-2010

Driving to New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

The Garden Heartland of the Blue Mountains located at the Edge of the Blue Mountains National Park – also called the “Garden Village“, Leura is home to many formal English-style cool climate gardens. The name Leura is Aboriginal for “Lava” as many volcanic stones have been found in this area.

Arriving at Leuralla New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum located at 36 Olympian Parade in Leura, Blue Mountains - Sydney, New South WalesAustralia :

Visiting Leuralla New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Well, from this point onwards no photography is allowed inside the Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum – home to the largest & most important Toy, Doll, & Model Train Collection in the Southern Hemisphere. This Collection is rated as the most important in the World & spans the early 1900s to current day, with emphasis from 1910 to 1960.

Displayed in its original state that includes original paint finishes, finishings, fixtures & fittings, with all the woodwork  & carvings being French Polished, the entire construction of the Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum was carried out by hand.

Well, Dear likes Toys & I love Dolls & Trains, so we both really have a wonderful time enjoying the finest collection inside the Toy & Railway Museum :) After which we explore the Museum’s surrounding which includes a spectacular amphitheatre with lovely views of the Jamison Valley!

Here’s a Slideshow on some of the Toys, Dolls & Model Trains which we saw inside the Muesum - well free pics taken from the Internet :)

 

Janetong Visiting Leuralla New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leuralla New South Wales Toy & Railway Museum in Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leura in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

We’re now driving to Leura Mall where the Village Centre lies – immediately feeling its very relaxed nature with beautiful elegancy :)

Janeting Visiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Our very 1st stop in the Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall :

Shopping in The Candy Store in Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

An old fashioned Lolly ShopThe Candy Store is filled with chocolates, nougats, tins & toffees gathered from all over the world. Childhood comes rushing back the moment we open the door & the sweet smell of nostalgia welcomes us………….hahaha how I wish we could sample all of the 1000 unusual candies available in The Candy Store!!!!

Shopping in The Candy Store in Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaShopping in The Candy Store in Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaJanetong's Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Key Ring from The Candy Store in Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Here below’s my Best of British – Red London Bus Key Ring together with my above Red London Bus – Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Key Ring, followed by my Best of British Souvenir Fridge Magnet – gifts from my nephew Daniel’s girlfriend Mandy – from London, United Kingdom – THANK you my so sweet dearie :)

Janetong's Best of Bristish - Red London Bus & Blue Mountains Explorer Bus King RingsJanetong's Best of British - Red London Bus Souvenir Fridge Magnet from London, United Kingdom - Gift from Mandy


Another favourite Australian Souvenir :

Janetong's Lovely Kitchen Coaster from Bundles of Joy in Strand Arcade in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Stepping into a leisure walk in-between shopping in this very pretty town of Leura :)

Janeting Visiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Visiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaJames Lee Dear at Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaJames Lee Dear Shopping in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia Enjoyinig Lovely Flowers in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaVisiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

More Australian Souvenirs – beautiful Made in Australia Greeting Cards from above Quality Gifts Country Wares – Gifts & Things – Beautiful Cards Collectables :

Janetong's Beautiful Australian Greeting Cards from Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

Love this following tiny (but filled with lots!!) Santa’s Closet Christmas Cottage – one of the many Speciality Shops in additions to many Traditional, Vintage, Designer Shops, as well as Galleries which we visited while enjoying Leura Mall here in the Blue MountainsSydney Australia :)

Visiting Christmas Cottage - Christmas All Year Round in Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaJaneting Visiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney AustraliaJames Lee Dear & Janeting Visiting Leura Mall in Blue Mountains - Sydney Australia

With this above last pic taken here in Leura Mall, Dear & I are making our way out of the Blue Mountains back to Sydney City, as it’s almost 5.30pm now & the shops are pretty much all closing………………how sad huh wish we’ve got more time here :(

Hmmmm we’d actually wanted to stay a night here in the Blue Mountains but cos of our pretty tight travelling schedule, we’ve to be back downtown Sydney tonight!! Well, one has to be contented & I’ve personally felt very blessed to be able to travel all the way here to Leura – thanks to Dear for driving :)


Here’s my Slideshow of this evening - ENJOY :)

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