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 2018): $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
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.
Steam Tram Story: Rockhampton City Council
brochure with tramline map, photos and Archer Park Station history.
Map of Rockhampton's rail lines and wharves in 1947: download free
A3 poster (pdf file 377Kb).
As of the 1 April 2014 the 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
Come in and see us in our new livery!!
We have been involved in a major refurbishment which included the painting of the building, replacement of any rotted timber and replacement of the carriage shade over the rollingstock. Photos coming soon!
Friday 16 March: Trivia Night. Details in Tram Tracks newsletter, due out 1 February.
Other upcoming events and functions, including venue hire, are detailed on the News/Activities page and in our newsletter.
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