National Railway Museum Port Adelaide


The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide has more than 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions and an 1870’s heritage listed goods shed.

The Museum represents railway operations from State, Commonwealth and private operators on the three major railway gauges used throughout Australia.

It is a fun place for young families and the serious researcher – having a wide variety of steam locomotives, diesel engines and loads of carriages to explore.

There is a theatrette, display galleries and a large professional model railway. One of the highlights for children is a miniature railway train which operates around the perimeter of the large site.

Interactive displays include the role of women in the railways, and the famous ‘Tea and Sugar’ train that served railway families on the barren Nullarbor Plain. The Shop has a wide range of books, souvenirs, videos, DVDs and books for sale.

The National Railway Museum also conducts several major events throughout the year, and dates/details of those events are on the museum’s website and facebook.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.