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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 family morning

We all thoroughly enjoyed the railway museum and the tram ride. All the staff or volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Kristym1983
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Mackay, Australia
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The steam tram.

The history of Rockhampton and how the steam tram helped.. The people who are showing this old tram... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
dentist173
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Rockhampton, 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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51-87 Denison St, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed the railway museum and the tram ride. All the staff or volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and lovely to talk to. The audio guides in the trains are wonderful and have great explanation of the trains. Will go again!

Thank Kristym1983
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The history of Rockhampton and how the steam tram helped.. The people who are showing this old tram are very passionate as to it history and relevance.. Sad to see progress.

Thank dentist173
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

What a gem. Archer Park museum is well worth a visit if you are in Rockhampton. It’s been recently restored and the volunteers involved in restoring the railway museum have done an excellent job Spent several hours walking round the railway station and taking in...More

Thank Wayne R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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