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COVID-19, Museum and Semaphore Railway

The Museum at Port Adelaide will reopen as from 10am Sunday 22 November - with the COVID-19 restrictions which came into effect last week back in place - primarily in various areas 1 person per 4sqm, contact tracing and cleaning etc. With the museum being so spacious it is only specific areas to which that space restriction will apply, and all those areas are signed etc.

Semaphore Railway - recommences operation as from and including Sunday 22 November. COVID cleaning and contact tracing will apply - as it has since October this year - no additional change. Please remember the train will not operate if the forecast that morning is for 36 degrees or higher.

The advertised NRM General Meeting on Friday 27 November at the West Adelaide Football Club remains CANCELLED.

Thank you all during these changing times.





We've started a podcast series! You can find our first episodes here. Keep an eye out for new episodes!

In episodes 1-3, we interview former South Australian Railways employee, author and owner of one of the largest collections of train orders in the world, John Evans.

In episodes 3-6 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Ray Bolt.

In episodes 7-8 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Geoff Wilmott.





 Donations update

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Museum, this is now achievable through our website! Simply use the 'Book Online' button in the top right corner of the page and choose 'Donations'.




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
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

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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