National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide

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. Plan your visit to National Railway Museum Port Adelaide and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Port Adelaide holiday builder app .
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  • Well done to the volunteers who keep this place looking as it does. Fantastic place to explore and climb aboard many of the trains/cabins etc. Very interesting and a good activity for all ages.  more »
  • Visited with one railway enthusiast and three photographers. Fun seeing all the engines and carriages from the past. Group arrived as we were leaving for a 4 year olds birthday party. Brilliant place ...  more »
  • Arrived 1.5 hours before closure, wish we arrived earlier. Was great to see the history. Well presented. Will be back!  more »
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  • The trains were so full of our history which was very entertaining. A fantastic example of the accomplishments and ingenuity of Australia's trains. Very cool to spend a day there so much to do.
  • Went on a weekday when it was very hot, great time to go as there was almost no one there. Very eerie vibe to the place. Exhibits were unreal, real life full sized trains and carriages to boot were impressive. Actually interesting information even for a youth like me. Venue was also like a haunted house, going into carriages or exhibits lights would come on suddenly to reveal somewhat grotesque mannequins which scared my wife consistently to no end, I had to bravely enter dark places first. Interesting place to go for an hour.
  • Absolutely brilliant. Could easily spend hours here. My two year old nephew said it was "amazing".
  • A great museam with plenty to see and learn about. Some trains you are able to get on and have a look, also a train ride to enjoy at any age. Definitely something to have a look at while in port adelaide
  • Amazing view of our History with trains from this part of Australia. A place for kids and adults. More than just a museum of interesting things
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