Venue Hire

About Kid’s Birthday Parties at the National Railway Museum

Please see below for images of the interior of the Cafeteria Car

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 package and how much does it cost

Weekend (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) Birthday Party Package

For the fee of $250, you get exclusive use of the carriage for up to 30 people and access the Museum and its attractions, including free train rides. There is a maximum of 20 extras permitted, at a cost, above the 30 people booked, bringing the booking to 50 people total, but no guests over the limit of 50 are permitted for Cafe Car bookings.

The carriage comes with catering facilities i.e. fridges, pie warmer, micro-wave, jug and is air-conditioned.

Make your child’s dream party a reality without all of the expense!



Welcome Party Board - displayed at the Cafeteria Car 

Party Game: I Found It - a free party game for kids

Facility Map/Visitor guide - this map will assist with navigating through the Museum           

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–


Other train treats available at the Museum Shop

Want to treat your guests? Suggestion.... ice creams at the Museum Shop .... *$2.00 to $4.00

*Prices subject to change


Ride-on for little engineers

Ride-on $3 train (coin operated) is situated at the entrance of the Fitch Pavilion.


All enquiries to the Shop.

T 8341 1690

Please keep this flyer as a reference for venue hire prices.


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Visit the NRM

76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
  • EFTPOS is preferred payment method
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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