National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide has almost 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.


Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Interactive Centre Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe


From AU$9.00

Family admission (two adults and up to three children) – $36
Adults – $15
Concession – $9

All admissions include unlimited rides on the miniature train.

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