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2019: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2018: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2017: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2016: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2015: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2014: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2013: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2012: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2011: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2010: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec.

2009: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov.

2008: Apr, Jul, Sep, Nov.

Venue hire price list and guidelines effective April 2018.

Download a Tram/Carriage Shade colouring sheet (pdf file)...
Link to Archer Park colouring sheet
or a QR Beyer Garrett colouring sheet (pdf file).

Other educational materials are available for download from the Archives/Downloads page.

Archer Park and 'Double Exposure'

One of the entries in the 2018 Double Exposure exhibition in Rockhampton features QR carriage 434 from Archer Park.

Exhibition print thumbnail and link Exhibition didactic thumbnail and link

Ride the Purrey Steam Tram

The Archer Park Rail Museum is open 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday, except for public holidays. The restored Purrey Steam Tram generally operates every Sunday (except December and January) from 10 am to 1 pm. School and coach tours and other bookings are most welcome.

2019 Date Claimers

There may also be other event/tours not yet organised and which may involve tram running. Details in the Tram Tracks newsletter.

Hire the Tram/Museum for Your Special Occasion
Venue hire images

Archer Park offers a unique experience for special events. Our multi-functional venue may be hired for seminars, workshops, group functions, business and trade promotions, school and coach tours. Add nostalgia and romance to your wedding day, by holding your ceremony, reception or wedding photos at Archer Park.

The air-conditioned refreshment room can cater for 50 people sitting and up to 80 people in a seminar arrangement. Venue Hire Price List and Guidelines.

Family Fun Days

Several times each year Archer Park hosts a number of community organisations and special activities with a modest admission. These provide fun for all the family and are normally on the last Sunday of alternate months beginning with April (see Coming Events above).

Special activities typically include displays of military artefacts, blacksmithing, military gaming and railway modelling, woodworking, and rail heritage (, QR, CaneSIG, etc.).

School Holiday Programs

Archer Park's interactive school break programs attract several hundred young people each year: museum program, karaoke, snacks and short tram rides; normally Wednesdays during school breaks, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.