Statement of Purpose

The objectives of the National Railway Museum shall be to operate a railway museum (currently at the former site of the Port Dock Station at Port Adelaide) and include the following:

  1. to store, research, document, maintain, conserve, protect and preserve collection material;
  2. to make available to the public an extensive and complete representation of Australia’s railway history;
  3. to manage a railway museum and associated business activities for the benefit of the people of Australia, including the general public and members of the NRM;
  4. to hold regular meetings of members of the NRM;
  5. to publish a periodical journal, books and other material on subjects relevant to the NRM or any of its objects;
  6. to hold conferences, seminars and workshops on subjects related to any of its objects.

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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