National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide

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History Museum
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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  • We both had good fun going around the museum. You can climb inside a lot of the carriages and a few locomotives, and there's plenty of information boards. There's also a good sized model railway and a...  more »
  • A great place for rail enthusiasts and kids. Theres also a miniature railway. Well worth a visit. It doesn't take too long and Theres a gift shop as well  more »
  • Nice way to pass on a couple of hours. Looking back at all the old steam engines and carriages.would recommend a visit.  more »
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  • 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.