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National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

Price from $12


The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide has more than 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions and an 1870's heritage listed goods shed.

The Museum represents railway operations from State, Commonwealth and private operators on the three major railway gauges used throughout Australia.

It is a fun place for young families and the serious researcher - having a wide variety of steam locomotives, diesel engines and loads of carriages to explore.

There is a theatrette, display galleries and a large professional model railway. One of the highlights for children is a miniature railway train which operates around the perimeter of the large site. This train operates all day every day and there is no additional charge.

Interactive displays include the role of women in the railways, and the famous 'Tea and Sugar' train that served railway families on the barren Nullarbor Plain. The Shop has numerous Thomas the Tank Engine toys and a large range of souvenirs, videos, DVDs and books for sale.

The National Railway Museum also conducts several major events throughout the year, and dates/details of those events are on the museum's website and facebook.

A special 1940s style Cafeteria carriage can be hired for children's birthday parties.


From $ 12 to $ 12
Family admission (two adults and up to three children) - $32 Adults - $12 Concession - $9 Children (5-15 years) - $6 All admissions include unlimited rides on the miniature train.


  • Entity Facility

    Coach Parking
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet

  • Accessible Tourism

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
    Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

  • Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
    Museums Australia

  • Membership

    Museums Australia
    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
    Visitor Information Centre

  • Tourism Organisation

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation