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Archer Park Rail Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nicely presented with nice helpful staff

Nice place to visit on a hot day as most of the exhibits are under the huge arched roof. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Banksideman
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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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What an amazing piece of local history.

Visited on Thursday 27th September. What an amazing piece of local history, certainly recommend you... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2019
Michael-4551
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Caloundra, Australia
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Archer Park Rail Museum tells the story of rail in the Rockhampton district. Housed in Archer Park Station, built in 1899, it features displays of rail memorabilia, a variety of rolling stock including carriages and engines, and the only working...more
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51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit on a hot day as most of the exhibits are under the huge arched roof. There are several static rail displays including two locomotives (one steam) and three very early carriages including a sleeper car. You can take a ride on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Banksideman
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Visited on Thursday 27th September. What an amazing piece of local history, certainly recommend you go there if you are a train enthusiastic. From the moment we walked into the station building until we left the volunteer guides couldn't have been more informative and helpful....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We enjoyed a very pleasant time out at the museum. The staff were lovely, so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a ride on the steam tram, really good experience. So much history in this museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Although the steam tram was not operating during our visit, this was still a “must-see”. Bill, a volunteer, was our guide for a couple of hours - explaining all the displays and discussing much rail history. He was really great! The static displays were very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a journey back to my childhood this was. Cliff our tour guide was amazing and keen to answer all our questions.Thank you Rockhampton for preserving this icon and may many more generations enjoy tnis display.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

If you want a journey through time with rail history and then ride the steam tram 🚃 then is is a must see. I’m glad I went there. Staff were very knowledgeable and even had a tea and bite a to eat in the refreshment...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aussie-Ian04
Reviewed 3 October 2018

attractive setting,historical and accurate.parking pretty good,if you dont mind a walk.food very average,with little choice.(take your own).static displays very good,the old train and carriages true to their period.the Purrey tram ride dissapointing,less than 200metres,and therefore quite expensive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joe d
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a gem! This is a "must do" for any visitor to Rocky, whether or not you are a train enthusiast. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable, the displays are interesting and well set out. And as for the building ... it's just magnificent.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlisonP2087
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great job of reconstructing this rail museum. We rode on the only operating steam tram in the world in existence which was quite an experience. Of interest it was one of nine steam trams manufactured in France and purchased by Rockhampton municipal tramway....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julia S
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We walked around & chatting to some very nice volunteers who knew a lot about the Railway & Station. There are wonderfully made models & a great story played through the sound system.

Date of experience: May 2018
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