The National Railway Museum collections cover all aspects of Australian railway history. Our collections include:

Rolling Stock – historic vehicles operated by State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia

Infrastructure items related to the working of the railways such as station buildings, signalling and telecommunications equipment, track components, and maintenance vehicles.

Our rolling stock and photographic collection items are listed here.

The National Railway Museum contains an archive with information on railways throughout each state and territory in Australia.

We welcome your enquiries and ask that you contact us via email or letter. If you wish to meet with one of the Curators in person, please make an appointment as we may not be available to see you immediately.

For information about loans, donations and bequests, and general information about the NRM collections or collection management issues, please contact Gabby Sexton, Curator and Business Manager.

For research requests please email the Curator and Business Manager.

We appreciate your considering donating an item to the National Railway Museum Collection.

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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