Educators and students alike will find a wealth of useful and intriguing information in our educational resources.

The Museum offers many learning opportunities for schools and students, our packs and activities are all aligned with the Australian Curriculum. We welcome you to the Museum and hope you enjoy your visit.

Please be advised that for safety and security reasons, many of our carriages and locomotives are locked off.

The National Railway Museum provides a small selection of self-guided early education packs. These come in PDF format.

The Museum has a new outreach project called Repurposed Railway Items, for schools and/or students who cannot visit the Museum. Press 'Read More' for details.


YRS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Bob the Dog Trains and Minerals of the far North story by Christine Phillips (PDF)




PDF Downloads:

pdfAustralias first steam operated railways

pdfFunny Words, Serious Stuff

pdfStation Stories pt-A

pdfStation Stories pt-B

pdfTimeline – A history of rail in South-Australia


Take a look at this fantastic and informative video about catching trains, which is held at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia!

Richard Takes a Train Ride

Footage linked with the permision of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

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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