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Archer Park Rail Museum

Step back in time and visit the Archer Park Rail Museum (previously know as Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum), located in Denison Street, between Archer and Cambridge Streets, Rockhampton.

Experience a steam train arriving at the station or eavesdrop on conversations of passengers and railway workers from days gone by, with the revolutionary Digital Soundscape system.

Visit the museum on the weekend and take a ride on the fully restored Purrey Steam Tram. The tram is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, and is a wonderful relic of Rockhampton's tram history dating back to 1909.

The museum covers the development and history of rail-based transportation in the major central Queensland town of Rockhampton and is set in the 100 year-old Archer Park rail station on Denison Street on the city's southside.

The museum tells the story of Archer Park Station (built in 1899) and the unique Purrey Steam Tram, through photographs, soundscapes and object-based exhibitions.

Archer Park Rail Musuem is also available  for hire. It's a venue with a difference and a great place to have your wedding reception, birthday celebration, conference and more!

2014 Opening hours:

Sunday 9am to 1pm
Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm
Closed Fridays and Saturdays

Admission prices are:

Adults $9,
Concession (Australian Pensioners / Seniors, Students (over 14 years), Health Care Card Holders) $6.50
Children aged 3 - 12 $5.50 (All children must be accompanied by an adult)
 Family Package = 2 Adults & 2 children over 3 yrs $27. Extra children $4.30 each.

For further information please telephone 4936 8191
or email or visit the website.

 

Archer Park Rail Museum is owned by Rockhampton Regional Council and managed by the dedicated team of volunteers, The Friends of the Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum.

Last Updated: 27/11/2014
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