Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum
Posted on January 15th, 2021
Archer Park Rail Museum, open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 3pm and Sunday 9am to 1pm, contains many exhibitions associated with railways and the Rockhampton Council Tramways from 1899. Rolling stock, including the Purrey Steam Tram, and rail memorabilia have been collected from a variety of sources including private collectors, former rail workers, the “Friends of Archer Park”, and Queensland Rail. A revolutionary digital soundscape system of sound effects and commentary enhances the experience as you wind you way through the authentic exhibitions.
Purrey Steam Tram rides are available on Sundays between 10 am to 1pm. The Tram does not run between the end of November until the beginning of February. School holiday activity days for 2021 will be Wednesday 7 and 14 April, 30 June, 7 July, 22 and 29 September.
Archer Park Rail Museum is located on the infamous Denison Street, (where the main rail runs down the centre of the street) in Rockhampton, between Archer and Cambridge Streets. This wonderful station is sure to have items to interest for many different age groups, and truly is a rail lovers delight.