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National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
+61 8 8341 1690
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Good value outing

What a great place to fill in a few hours with young kids! The railway museum is a well thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SNVP
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Wasnt worth it

Been waiting a long time to take my kids here and when i saw the fun fair i decided was a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Addicted055
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Adelaide, Australia
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Explore the history of Australian railways in this engaging museum. You will encounter numerous displays of various railway artifacts and see steam and diesel trains at work.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rolling stock” (16 reviews)
“railway museum” (29 reviews)
“all ages” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
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+61 8 8341 1690
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"small train"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to fill in a few hours with young kids! The railway museum is a well thought out, interactive and clean place to explore and learn a bit about our train history. All the staff we encountered were polite and informative. There...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been waiting a long time to take my kids here and when i saw the fun fair i decided was a great yime to go BUT was Thoroughly disappointed. Kids waited all holidays to go..Not a single engine was open to access. Never seen so...More

Thank Addicted055
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My eldest grandson is currently obsessed by all things to do with trains, so a visit was a must. This well designed museum presents a history of trains and train travel over the year. There is enough detail and authenticity to satisfy adults, and hands...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this excellent museum with our grandchildren. We were all totally impressed by the amazing array of magnificently restored locomotives, passenger carriages, goods wagons and railway memorabilia. Everything displayed in the museum is wonderfully presented ... all very authentic! The museum...More

Thank AdelaideGourmet
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Port Adelaide is packed with history and blessed with museums........the National Railway Museum is but one. This is a "must see" for railway buffs or anyone interested in history. Staff are friendly, welcoming and approachable. Research before you travel will enhance your visit.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went here last week with friends and spent a great 2 hours just wandering arund amongst old steam traind and carriages some that I remember being a bit long in the tooth well worth a visit

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

this is one recommended museum to visit and there are another 2 great museums , combination additional 25 % disconut fee when you entered one already.the Pitch and Fluck pavillions display old time locomotives and first class sleeper car, provision car with audiovisual guide onsite....More

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

What a great way to fill in some time. It was lovely to be able to go aboard the trains, and go back in time. Very informative videos to view too. Two laps onboard the train was a hit for the Grandchildren. A wee giftshop...More

Thank Lynda K
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Without stating the obvious - lots of trains! Lots of carriages you can climb around, a train ride, a miniature railway, & lots more. It is spotlessly clean, & the volunteers are really friendly & knowkedegable. There's plenty of information although not too much that's...More

Thank Ducatibabe
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Had a great time here, Showed how Port Adelaide grew largely with the help of the early train system. Nostalgic trains and equipment that ran them. I am not sure my most of this exhibit is run by dedicated volunteers. All were eager to answer...More

Thank alexandermayk
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Paco_Suarez187529
27 December 2014|
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Response from UmaGan | Reviewed this property |
When you visit one of them, they give you the voucher for the other museums. I am not sure if you can get it anywhere else
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