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Archer Park Rail Museum

51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4936 8191
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Archer Park Rail Museum: Home to the worlds only operational Purrey Steam Tram.

I have gone past this place in my daily life and never even thought to visit it. One fine weekend I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean A
Rockhampton, Australia
Interesting step back in time

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Archer Park Rail Museum. Very educational and informative... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Wagga Wagga, 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 Purrey Steam Tram in the world (operating Sundays, March to October). Experience a steam train arriving at the station with the Digital Soundscape system. Open Monday to Friday and Sundays, 9am to 4pm. Archer Park Rail Musuem is owned by Rockhampton Regional Council. Rockhampton Region - gateway to Central Queensland.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4936 8191
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone past this place in my daily life and never even thought to visit it. One fine weekend I took the family for a visit. We werent disappointed. For a small entrance fee we were able to take a ride along one of...More

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Archer Park Rail Museum. Very educational and informative. Due to it being school holidays admission was cheaper than usual.

Thank bundy916
Reviewed 4 July 2017

On one of their market days, Archer Park Museum is really good as there are a number of things to see as well as some local markets. The entry is not bad and its a fun outing on a Sunday morning (they have them about...More

Thank ShinyPascal
Reviewed 4 July 2017

In my opinion it was not enjoyable at all-five minutes is all the time you need. I don't believe I would be going there again.

Thank ataylor47
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you want to ride the steam tram, please visit on Sunday. Lovely museum and interesting Rockhampton history

Thank lynhsk
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The volunteers are very knowledable ,friendly and eager to telltheir story. The exibits were well sign posted and easy to read. Tea and coffee and snacks are not expensive. Continual improvement in rolling stock is happening.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Archer Park Rail Museum is everyone, especially train buffs and anyone who likes the history of railways in Australia. There are various statues around the station platform showing various stages in history such as a sweetheart farewelling partner. The Archer Park station apparently has a...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

If your a rail buff or just interested in past rail history then then is a must see. The volunteers have wonderful knowledge and are more than happy to answer your questions. If you get hungry then you can buy food there and eat in...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Such history! I was looking at the displays when a volunteer approached me (46 yrs in the railway) and the stories ....... just fabulous, not all serious and had a great laugh at some of them. Just amazing to see, that in Rockhampton, they have...More

Thank markjj15
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Awesome cultural experience for the whole family, my children are now in their mid to late teens and still enjoy this type of attraction.... These historical societies are a dying attraction so support them and appreciate the selfless volunteers who give up their own time,...More

Thank Thia S
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