National Rail Museum

Port Adelaide, SA

Where are we going?

National Rail Museum
81B Lipson St
Port Adelaide SA 5015

08 8341 1690

What is there to do?

Choo Choo...all aboard it's time for the National Rail Museum to give the whole family a fun train trip through history!

The National Rail Museum is the largest rail museum in the entire COUNTRY - how impressive is that!?

There are over 100 exhibits for you to explore, each of which represent Commonwealth, State, and private railway operators on all major rail gauges used in Australia.

Kids will love the Rail Museum as it lets them enjoy the interactive exhibits, as well as learn all about the history. They can climb into the cabs of those impressive and very HUGE steam engines, and they can even walk through some pretty elegant carriages. Imagine the kind of people that would have made journeys in these!

Choo Choo...what's that sound? It must be the sound of the FREE train rides that you can enjoy! Don't forget those conductor hats kids! The National Rail Museum is also great for educating the whole family on the amazing history of rail that we have in the country.

There are a number of educational and interactive displays that you can enjoy. You can learn all about the history of women in the railways. Through story boards, photos and exhibits, you can learn about the women who actually went with their husbands to railways construction camps and try and look after their families.

Kids can learn all about railway signalling and safe-working, and also become fully immersed in exploring The Overland - one of the countries most iconic rail journeys. 

Lots of rail run to be had at the National Rail Museum! Chugga Chugga...let's go! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $6 (Ages 3 to 15)

Free Under: 3 years

Family Deals: $32 (2A and up to 3C)


Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can offer you assistance.


When can we go?

10am to 5pm daily. Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day.

All year round. Closed Christmas Day.


Any top tips?

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