National Railway Museum | Family Friendly Events | Apr – Jul 2023

The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide holds various family-friendly events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. 

The National Railway Museum is once again hosting a series of fun, family friendly events in 2023 including the Semaphore & Fort Glanville 30th Anniversary celebration, Bub’s Birthday Party, Behind Closed Doors and the annual Family Fun Fair.

Mark these in the calendar and keep up to date with more information to come on their Facebook page.

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Semaphore and Fort Glanville 30th Anniversary of the Railway & Introduction of Steam Loco Bill | Sunday 2 April 2023 

This event will be held at Semaphore. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Semaphore and Fort Glanville Railway and be there for the introduction of steam loco, Bill. 

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Bub’s Birthday Party | Sunday 16 April 2023

Enjoy train rides with Bub, plus a CFS fire truck display. Entertainment also includes Cool 4 Kids and Barrel Organ. The Scouts BBQ and Rotary Cafe car will be trading for food/drinks.

All children under 8 years of age will get a free gift.


Entry prices will include all train rides.

  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) – $46
  • Adult – $20
  • Concession – $12
  • Child (5-15 years) – $8
  • Under 5 – FREE

You can either pre-book via the NRM website, or pay at the gate on the day.


Behind Closed Doors | Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2023 

See behind the scenes with selected train exhibits, plus train rides with Bub. Package entry will include all train rides. 

Family Fun Fair | Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 July 2023 

The Family Fun Fair will feature train rides with Bub and Bill, plus lots of family entertainment. There will be an award winning LEGO model railway display and Cafe Car & BBQ. Package entry will include all train rides.  

Stay tuned for more information about each event via the NRM Facebook page

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the NRM website.

What:   National Railway Museum Events

When:    April – July 2023 (see dates above)

Where:  National Railway Museum | 76 Lipson St, Port Adelaide 

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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