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Archer Park Rail Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Full Steam Ahead

What a gem! This is a "must do" for any visitor to Rocky, whether or not you are a train... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Fun on the steam tram

What a great job of reconstructing this rail museum. We rode on the only operating steam tram in... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Julia S
Maleny, Australia
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Archer Park Rail Museum tells the story of rail in the Rockhampton district. Housed in Archer Park Station, built in 1899, it features displays of rail memorabilia, a variety of rolling stock including carriages and engines, and the only working...more
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51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4936 8191
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a gem! This is a "must do" for any visitor to Rocky, whether or not you are a train enthusiast. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable, the displays are interesting and well set out. And as for the building ... it's just magnificent.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great job of reconstructing this rail museum. We rode on the only operating steam tram in the world in existence which was quite an experience. Of interest it was one of nine steam trams manufactured in France and purchased by Rockhampton municipal tramway....More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We walked around & chatting to some very nice volunteers who knew a lot about the Railway & Station. There are wonderfully made models & a great story played through the sound system.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed the railway museum and the tram ride. All the staff or volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and lovely to talk to. The audio guides in the trains are wonderful and have great explanation of the trains. Will go again!

Thank Kristym1983
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The history of Rockhampton and how the steam tram helped.. The people who are showing this old tram are very passionate as to it history and relevance.. Sad to see progress.

Thank dentist173
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Archer Park museum is well worth a visit if you are in Rockhampton. It’s been recently restored and the volunteers involved in restoring the railway museum have done an excellent job Spent several hours walking round the railway station and taking in...More

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A good tourist attraction for Train & Tram buffs. Also it only runs limited hours, as it is mainly run by volunteers.

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum immensely. It is so well organised and executed. We were shown around by a young man named Michael who is clearly an enthusiast and has a wealth of knowledge. The platform tableaux with recorded conversations were cleverly put together but the...More

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The setting in the old ornate Archer Park Railway Station is just right for this very well kept museum, run by volunteers. You can ride on the unique old steam tram, on Sundays only, and it is a great experience. The museum itself has very...More

Thank yvwords
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I have gone past this place in my daily life and never even thought to visit it. One fine weekend I took the family for a visit. We werent disappointed. For a small entrance fee we were able to take a ride along one of...More

Thank Sean A
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