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Sadly we must now announce that the railway museum will be closed to the public as from TODAY, 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: unless prior contact is made with your respective NRM Team Leader and mutual agreement is reached that you are considered ESSENTIAL, you are not to attend the museum.

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

Thank you again during these troubled times.







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.





The Board of the NRM is very much aware of the current evolving state of the COVID-19 virus issue. We are continually monitoring this matter as the information changes from day to day.

At this stage there is no intention that the Museum be closed to the public or volunteers. Currently, the information we have is that it is business as usual but if that changes we will advise everyone.

If you are a volunteer and feel uncomfortable attending the NRM due to the virus, please advise your Team Leader.

For members of the public who feel uncomfortable attending the NRM due to the virus, we will be updating our social media pages with more content to allow you to see some aspects of the Museum without needing to be here.

Thank you.

David Burnett


16 March 2020














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76 Lipson Street

Port Adelaide

South Australia  5015



Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm

Adult $15

Concession $9

Child (5-15 yrs & with an adult) $6

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) $36

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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