About Kid’s Birthday Parties at the National Railway Museum
Please see below for images of the interior of the Cafeteria Car
Your private party ‘room’ is a train carriage Cafeteria Car
This carriage was built in 1947 at the South Australian Railways Islington Workshop, initially used on the East-West Express between Adelaide and Port Pirie and restored by Museum volunteers. This wonderful carriage oozes with character and is situated within the heart of the museum. Bring your own party food and drinks and decorations to suit the occasion. Please see booking options below.
Party packages and how much does it cost
Weekend (Saturday and Sunday) Birthday Party Package
For the fee of $150 plus $30 refundable cleaning bond, you get exclusive use of the carriage for up to 30 people and access the Museum and its attractions, including free train rides.
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Weekday (Monday to Friday) Birthday Party Package
For the fee of $100 plus $30 refundable cleaning bond, you get exclusive use of the carriage for up to 30 people and access the Museum and its attractions, including free train rides.
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*The carriage comes with catering facilities i.e. fridges, pie warmer, micro-wave, jug and is air-conditioned. Any extra persons in addition to the 30 mentioned above would attract a fee of $10/adult, and $5/child (3yrs to 15yrs).
Make your child’s dream party a reality without all of the expense!
Freebies for Package 1 and Package 2
Welcome Party Board - displayed at the Cafeteria Car
Invitation template - download a free colour party invitation
Party Game: I Found It - a free party game for kids
Facility Map/Visitor guide - this map will assist with navigating through the Museum
Shop Party Voucher - for the Host, 10% on Shop purchases will be posted, emailed or on the day
Free train rides - for all
Access to the entire Museum - 10 am to 3.30 pm
Storage at the Museum for party guests– Fettlers Box - see Shop staff for the key
Healthy Party food recipes– https://www.kidsinadelaide.com.au/category/eat/recipes/
Other train treats available at the Museum Shop
Want to treat your guests? Suggestion.... a wooden train whistle from *$2.50 and $5
Selection of ice creams at the Museum Shop .... *$1.30 to $3.10
*Prices subject to change
Ride-on for little engineers
Ride-on $2 train (coin operated) is situated at the entrance of the Fitch Pavilion.
All enquiries to the Shop.
T 8341 1690
Please keep this PDF as a reference for venue hire prices.