Family Highlights


Check out our Events Diary or fun family events, like Family Fun Fair, which are happening throughout the year. 


Take the family on a ride around the Museum site on our free small train ride, included in price of Museum admission. 

Ride the Semaphore Train along the beautiful Semaphore coastline, one-way or return from Semaphore foreshore to Port Malcolm. 

Ride aboard Peronne (steam train) and the Red Hens (diesels) during special events at the Museum. Check out our Events Diary for details.


Host your kid’s next birthday party in the café car, includes free train rides. See the Functions and Commercial page for more information.

Tea and Sugar Train

Climb aboard and play with the interactives on the iconic Tea and Sugar Train and learn about how the train helped and serviced isolated communities along the Nullarbor Plain.

Model Railway

Completely constructed at the Museum by skilled model railway enthusiasts, this display highlights the extensive variety of scenery and terrain through which the railways of this State have operated; sea ports, the open plains, country towns, the Adelaide Hills and suburbia.

Push and Pull

The kids will enjoy playing with interactive bells, levers and buttons around the Museum.


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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