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Nomination for Election to the NRM Board

In accordance with The National Railway Museum (NRM) Rules, nominations are hereby called for three NRM Board positions that will fall vacant at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Three existing NRM Board Members – John Evans, Frank Hussey and Bob Sampson are all due to stand down under the Rules, but can renominate for election.

Nominations for election to the NRM Board will close at 8.00pm on the night of Friday 24 July 2020.  

If more than three nominations are received, an election will be required and a vote will be held at the AGM on Friday 25 September 2020.

Please use the PDF nomination form below, and send to:


The Returning Officer

National Railway Museum

PO Box 3153

Port Adelaide SA 5015


Nomination form.







Sadly we must announce that the railway museum is closed to the public until further notice and will remain closed until further advice is available. It will not reopen until assurance has been obtained from Government agencies - hopefully later in 2020.

The Semaphore Railway has been closed from running for the remainder of the season. It will not restart until assurance has been obtained from Government agencies - possibly late 2020.

NRM volunteers are not to attend the museum until further notice.

As soon as we have more information, we will keep all informed.

Thank you again during these troubled times.






General Updates

Long term friend of NRM, and a prolific railway photographer Mick Kelly passed away Wednesday 8 April 2020. Mick was virtually everywhere during the 1970s through to the 1990s. His slides and super 8mm films are all part of the NRM archives collection. Mick was 73.







General Meeting Friday 27 March - CANCELLED

SA History Festival - Behind Closed Doors : Sat & Sun 16/17 May - CANCELLED.

As a consequence of the History Trust of SA cancelling the History Festival events for May 2020, NRM has aligned itself with that outcome and therefore our own Behind Closed Doors event is now also cancelled.

For those few people who may have already booked and paid for their Driver's Experience, please contact the museum if you desire a refund - or if you would like it to be retained as a donation.

NRM will continue to update other events planned during 2020.

Thank you.


Bub’s Birthday Party on 19 April will not proceed and will be postponed to a later date in the year - please check back for more information.

The Overland Book launch planned for Sunday 28 June has been cancelled by the book author and publisher Dr John Wilson.





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76 Lipson Street

Port Adelaide

South Australia  5015



Museum currently closed due to COVID-19

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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