What's On

Please note the car park adjacent to the Museum is now open! Three hour parking limits apply Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, but weekends and public holidays have no limit.


Bub's Birthday 2024

Join us for Bub's Birthday on Sunday 21st April 2024!

What to look forward to:

  • Free birthday gift for children under 8 years of age.
  • steam trains rides behind steam engine BUB (all train rides are included with admission).
  • Cool 4 Kids - song and dance
  • Roving piano accordionist
  • CFS fire tender display
  • BBQ by Prospect Scouts
  • Cafe Car - hot and cold drinks, pastries and sweet treats by Rotary West Lakes


  • Families (2 adults + up to 3 children) - $46
  • Adults - $20
  • Concessions - $12
  • Children (5-15 years) - $8
  • Children under 5 years of age - free
  • Members - free

 A PDF of the flyer can be found here.












Take a look at the videos on our YouTube page!





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

In episodes 1 to 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 to 6 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Ray Bolt.

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

In episodes 9 to 11 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Howard Luscombe.

In episodes 12 to 14 we interview former South Australian Railways employee Keith Fitzpatrick.

In season 2, episodes 1 to 3 we interview Helen Hill, who worked for a number of railway organisations.

In season 2, episodes 4 to 5 we speak further to John Evans.

In season 2, episodes 6 to 7 we interview former South Australian Railways horse shunter George Wilson.


We have a number of oral histories that have not yet been released as podcasts. We also have the full interview of those histories which have been turned into podcasts and could not fit all the content. These are available at the National Railway Museum. Please contact our archives through if you would like to listen to any of these.

Available oral histories include:

Bob Sampson

Brian Fry

Geoff Wilmott

Helen Hill

Howard Luscombe

John Evans

John Wilson

Keith Fitzpatrick

Lud Yewha

Morris Broad

Ray Bolt

Ron Carter

Ron Fluck

Steve Nitsckhe







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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