National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a wonderful museum. Lots of engines and carriages to explore and heaps of hands on exhibits. Train rides for the young and young at heart. The model railway is brilliant. Great family fun for ...  more »
  • The Museum has done a great job with set out of displays, signage, train rides and examples of past trains. A great trip down memory lane. Mostly indoors for inclement weather, mini train ride for you...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
Google
  • Great place for kids. Recommend going when they have an event day. The event days are usually busy with extra entertainment. The kids love the miniature railway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pleasantly surprised and amazed at how big this place is. Had a great time, well worth a visit.