National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide

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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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  • If you are interested in trains, then you really must see this. It is very large, with lots of different rolling stock. There is also a cute little train that goes around the whole exhibit, which is g...  more »
  • We hadn't been here but took our two grandchildren. The museum had a 2 day event for the holidays which included organ grinder face painting and also a fabulous Punch Na Judy show which our 5 yo grand...  more »
  • Ideal for all the family and even the souvenir shop has items relevant to the muesum. Parking is a little awkward but the surrounding area makes it worth seeing. Very interesting and fun.  more »
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  • To be honest, I didn't have high hopes for this museum. It was practically empty when I got there but I left thinking that this is by far the best railway museum I have ever visited. They didn't just plonk a few trains here and there but showcased the variety of the railway industry. Such as signals, railway communities as well as the beautifully preserved railway carriages. Will visit again.
  • I think my experience at the National Railway Museum, I had a great time it was a wonderful experience looking at the old trains and reading there history. I enjoy going on there little train that takes my dad and I, around the National Railway Museum yesterday.
  • Great place to spend a few hours checking out a huge variety of trains wagons. Interactive displays and restored gear make this a place worth visiting
  • Great range of exhibits, rolling stock and locomotives on display. Loved learning about the "Tea and Sugar" train. So interesting and well preserved.
  • A must see. Really cheap (9$ per student) and you can enter a lot of exhibits. It's like an time travel. Tasty cheap ice cream at entry

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