Located on Denison Street between Archer and Cambridge Streets, the museum features a restored Purrey Steam Tram, incorporating parts of one of the original nine tramcars and six trailers that operated in Rockhampton (1909 to 1939).

Built in the 1890’s, the museum can boast its true heritage with its renovated classic trains. With its state-of-the-art digital soundscape and life-like mannequins to take you back to World War II times. It is wheelchair accessible, has a tea room and plenty of parking (including buses).
Merchandise, light refreshments, soft drinks and water are available for purchase.

Conditions of Entry

Please ensure you keep updated with Queensland Government Covid-19 requirements for entry into a government museum. 

Archer Park Rail Museum has a Covid-19 Safe Plan in place for all visitors and staff. We have Covid information signage and alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Please practice social distancing and good hygiene, and follow the directions of our friendly staff, they are here to help and keep you safe. When required by the Qld Government we will enforce any requirements regarding – vaccination, QR Codes and Masks. If you are unwell, we ask you not to enter and to please come back when you are feeling better.

Archer Park Rail Museum Visitors Guide (PDF)
RRC brochure w/ tramline map, photos & Archer Park Station history (PDF)
Map of Rockhampton’s rail lines and wharves in 1947 (PDF)

Read More


Archer Park Rail Station is celebrating 125 years this year! We will be celebrating the 125 birthday on Sunday 17 November 2024 from 9am to 3pm at our 125th anniversary day!