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National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide
Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
As the country's largest railway museum, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide contains over 100 exhibits from both public and private railway operators in Australia. Tour historic buildings such as the Goods Shed, which stands as a fine example of 19th-century timber-beamed buildings that the South Australian Railway used, and the signal cabin that the Woodville station onces used. Walk through displays detailing the history of women in Australian railways and iconic rail journeys in Australia and relax in a 1947 cafeteria car meant to resemble a carriage from an Agatha Christie novel. If you visit on a Sunday or public holiday from October to April, take a ride on the Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway. For National Railway Museum Port Adelaide and beyond, use our Port Adelaide itinerary maker to get the most from your Port Adelaide vacation.
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Anything to do with trains and I'm in! So of course I have enjoyed the two visits I have made. Please remember this is run mainly by volunteers, so its not as 'polished' as some museums. But then the ... read more »
This place is very interesting especially for all those train buffs!! lots of memorabilia and old trains you can go in. Wheelchair/ pram excessable( not in the trains). They have a little working trai... read more »
Great few hours spent with the family. Some awesome displays, carriages you can walk through and a mini train ride to boot. Mostly indoors so perfect for a rainy day. If you visit or pan to visit one ... read more »
Eye catching display of multiple trains from yesteryear, some are interactive along with piped train sounds adding to the authenticity to the experience. Lots of informative displays and memorabilia on show. Snacks and drinks available from vending machines.
Better than expected. 100s of full size trains to climb in and look through across many eras. Second shed has a train that looks just like the engine in Harry Potter! Small steam train ride (about 5 min ride) that little kids would enjoy. Lots of train books, DVDs and toys for train enthusiasts of all ages. No cafe. vending machines only.
I wanted to be a train driver when I was a kid but was too dumb and stupid so I became a pilot but have always had a love of trains. You will enjoy. It is really good. My dis name 8s Freddie.
What an amazing experience. I stepped back in time to a place in history i will always appreciate. Go and have a look and enjoy the innocence of a past generation.
Fantastic place to visit. Need to set asside a day to visit properly. To much too see
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