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National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

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Address: Lipson St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
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+61 8 8341 1690
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Explore the history of Australian railways in this engaging museum. You...

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.

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Great day out.

Had a look around the rail museum today. Well worth doing, good collection of trains from steam to diesel electric. All displays well documented. Also mini train ride for kids. A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Silverfox L
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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a look around the rail museum today. Well worth doing, good collection of trains from steam to diesel electric. All displays well documented. Also mini train ride for kids. A good day out!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. Step back into the past and enjoy the trains. Bring the grandchildren too and they will enjoy the ride on the train. Great place to visit whilst in Adelaide and for the South Australians to become a tourist in their own state,

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Dallas, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three generations of travelers loved this museum. Staff was great and very helpful. They have many many trains that you can look into and one to ride on and some great miniature displays as well. There are great informational displays with a lot of information. You could spend a lot of time here. The number of full scale trains was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Adelaide with a young family (especially boys)then this is a must see. Heaps for old steam locomotives and rolling stock for kids to climb in, including the old grocery and meat cars from the old Commonwealth Railways when they visited the outback between Port Augusta and Perth. Also there is a train the kids can ride... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our twi young boys absolutely love it here :) they love going in the old trains and their imaginations run wild :) They also love going on the small and large train rides :)

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Thank Tamila A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great place to visit - plenty to see and some beautiful old locomotives, plus all sorts of train memorabilia from over the years. Love going inside the old trains and imagining what they would have been like when in use. Very educational for kids too, with displays and all sorts of things. There are also miniature train... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Used our vouchers to get 25 per cent discount to enter the museum.Not many steam engines but loads of history of the men and the women that followed of the opening up of S.A. There is a model railway inside that keeps you looking for items posted and a mini train that goes round the perimeter of the museum..Also some... More 

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St Leonards, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Although a train nut, this museum is a must see for anyone as it has an enormous range of locomotives to view and clamber over. The site is very well maintained with all exhibits clearly signposted and marked. The self guided tour is well priced at $12 per adult and includes access to working train ride.

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Port Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

You can spend many hours here because many of the trains are open to hop on and explore. I was surprised at how many there are and they are very big. Families can ride on the small replicas and loose themselves around the displays of memorabilia. Close to many other attractions in the area.

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Thank Warren G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Another amazing Museum located in Adelaide's Historic Port Adelaide. With its huge collection of locomotives and rollingstock, you could be there for a couple of days.

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