Station to Museum - 1899-1990
- 1899 - Station opened with the large curved 'carriage shade' roof
- 1903 - Brisbane-Rockhampton Line completion meant up to 25 daily trains
- 1923 - Stanley Street Station extended, Archer Park's importance declined
- 1970 - Station closed to passengers
- 1999 - Museum opened
Located on Dennison Street between Archer and Cambridge Streets, the museum features a restored
Purrey Steam Tram, one of nine tramcars and six trailers that operated in Rockhampton (1909 to 1939) and with Queensland Government Railways in Central Queensland.
It has a state-of-the-art soundscape and life-like mannequins to take you back to World War II times. Handicapped-accessible, with a station tearoom and great parking. Merchandise, light refreshments, soft drinks and water are available for purchase.
Open Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm, and Sunday 9:00 to 1:00 pm, except on public holidays. The tram operates Sundays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (February-November inclusive only).
Entry (Valid to 30 March 2017): $9.50 adult, $6.80 concession, $5.80 children (3-12 years, must be accompanied by an adult), $28.00 family (2 adults and 2 children, $4.50 each extra child over the age of three).
Family Fun Days (advertised Sundays): $2 per person (aged 14 years and over), tram rides $2.50 (aged 18 months and up).
Price List and Guidelines
Steam Tram Story: Rockhampton City Council
brochure with tramline map, photos and Archer Park Station history.
As of the 1st April 2014 Friends of Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum took over the management of the museum and are trading as Archer Park Rail Museum (APRM).
51-87 Dennison St, Rockhampton Q 4700
Phone: 07 4936 8191 or 07 4922 2774
Fax: 07 4927 0120
E-mail: archerpark @ bigpond.com
Museum Coordinator: Janice Seymour
APRM Temporary Closure
We have commenced a major refurbishment which includes the painting of the building, replacement of any rotted timber and replacement of the carriage shade over the rollingstock.
Works for Queensland funding from the State Government has provided $500,000 for this work and the station will look like new when it is done.
Unfortunately due to safety issues when the carriage shade roof is being replaced RRC, the owners of the station have asked that we temporarily close the museum.
The museum will be closed from Monday 2 October to Thursday 2 November 2017. This means that we have had to cancel our October Family Fun Day. The Museum will reopen on Sunday 5 November.
Other upcoming events and functions, including venue hire, are detailed on the News/Activities page and in our newsletter.
Map of Rockhampton's rail lines and wharves in 1947: download free
A3 poster (pdf file 377Kb).
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