QLD 2016 Sustainability Award
The Archer Park Rail Museum in Rockhampton was announced the Winner of the Queensland 2016 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) for its outstanding achievement in the category of Sustainability: Organisations Volunteer Run for its project Revitalisation of Archer Park Rail Museum (see photo right). Details in press release.
Rail Heritage: Queensland & Beyond
The Archer Park Rail Museum and the Friends of Archer Park maintain links with other organisations in order to share experiences and promote rail heritage.
- Archer Park Rail Museum on the Council web site.
- Rockhampton's Heritage Village on the Council web site.
- Mount Morgan Historic Rail Complex
- ATRQ (Association of Tourist Railways, Queensland)
- ATHRA (Association of Tourist and Heritage Rail Australia)
- COTMA (Council of Tramway Museums of Australasia)
- Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention
The Friends of Archer Park web site is maintained courtesy of QldRailHeritage.com, Queensland's rail heritage web site.
Archer Park Volunteers
Most of the people working at the museum are volunteers (Friends of Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum Inc). Friends' activities include managing the museum on behalf of Rockhampton Regional Council; restoring, maintaining and operating the collection; staffing the refreshment room, sausage sizzles and souvenir sales to help raise funds for operating the museum, etc.
We welcome your support and donations.
As of September 2017 general meetings of the Friends will normally be at the Museum at 12:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
President: Dennis Sheehan
Vice President: Ricky Weir
Treasurer: Ross Carter, 0407 038 065
Secretary: Merrill Fossey
Safety Officer: Ian McCully
Friends of Archer Park
PO Box 573, Rockhampton Q 4700
archerpark @ bigpond.com