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Archer Park Rail Museum

51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4936 8191
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Great if you are a Train & Tram buff

A good tourist attraction for Train & Tram buffs. Also it only runs limited hours, as it is mainly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce K
Rockhampton, Australia
via mobile
Fantastic showcase of historic rail and tramway

We enjoyed this museum immensely. It is so well organised and executed. We were shown around by a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette R
Bunbury, 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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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4936 8191
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good tourist attraction for Train & Tram buffs. Also it only runs limited hours, as it is mainly run by volunteers.

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum immensely. It is so well organised and executed. We were shown around by a young man named Michael who is clearly an enthusiast and has a wealth of knowledge. The platform tableaux with recorded conversations were cleverly put together but the...More

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting in the old ornate Archer Park Railway Station is just right for this very well kept museum, run by volunteers. You can ride on the unique old steam tram, on Sundays only, and it is a great experience. The museum itself has very...More

Thank yvwords
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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 12 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 29 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
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