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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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Excellent rail museum

My wife and I visited this excellent museum with our grandchildren. We were all totally impressed... read more

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AdelaideGourmet
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Adelaide, Australia
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NOSTALGIC RAILWAY HISTORY !

Port Adelaide is packed with history and blessed with museums........the National Railway Museum... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
daf57
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“railway museum” (28 reviews)
“rolling stock” (16 reviews)
“all ages” (22 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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Reviewed yesterday 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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Well done to the volunteers who keep this place looking as it does. Fantastic place to explore and climb aboard many of the trains/cabins etc. Very interesting and a good activity for all ages.

Thank Gdayworld
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with one railway enthusiast and three photographers. Fun seeing all the engines and carriages from the past. Group arrived as we were leaving for a 4 year olds birthday party. Brilliant place to take little boys and their sisters

Thank BluePoppyNZ
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived 1.5 hours before closure, wish we arrived earlier. Was great to see the history. Well presented. Will be back!

Thank Simon B
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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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