National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

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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. 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 a wide range of books, 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 page. 


  • Sight-seeing
  • Interactive, educational experience


  • Shop
  • Picnic area
  • Family friendly
  • Coach and car parking
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements..
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply for South Australian national parks. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.

Photo credits: National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

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