Sat & Sun 22/23 August 2020
Driver Experiences – drive a full size train!
Peronne & Bluebird will both be available for public Driver Experiences on both days.
Peronne - $30
Bluebird - $20
Adult passengers (as usual) $3 on the Redhen or Peronne.
All children under 15 years are free.
Adelaide Steampunk Festival – 2020
2020 Adelaide Steampunk Festival National Railway Museum Port Adelaide 10am to 4.30pm Saturday & Sunday 12/13 September 2020
Steampunk – what is it?
It’s a wonderful mixture of a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and features steam powered machinery instead of modern technology. It highlights a style of radical fashion and design that combines historical elements with various features inspired by science fiction.
Theme for 2020 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
The 2020 Adelaide Steampunk Festival theme is to celebrate 100 years of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, when he first visited Adelaide. Theming at the festival will have elements of Sherlock Holmes and the Cottingley Fairies. In 1920, the Adelaide Town Hall was visited by Holmes's literary creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He delivered his first lecture on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, which overall would take him five months to complete.
There will be the usual array of various stalls displaying and selling Steampunk oddities, supported by those wonderful and inspiring costumes. No need at all to dress up – come along and admire the wide variety of fashions.
We'll also have an 'old style' working forge, creating great tools of trade and artifacts right in front of your eyes - you can even buy one!
The 101 year old full size Scottish built steam locomotive Peronne will be providing historically rich rides in a 126 year old wonderfully restored carriage!
Admission INCLUDES rides on our heritage steam train!
Steampunk Facebook site: www.facebook.com/adelaidesteampunkfestival
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - $45
Adult - $20
Conc - $15
Child (5-15yrs) - $7.50
Children under 5 - free
You can pre-book tickets on-line via the NRM Website, just press the 'Book Online' button at the top right of the screen. Tickets can also be purchased from our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NRMPortAdelaide/