Welcome to Archer Park Rail Museum

We Have Returned to Normal Hours and Tram Operations

(reduced passenger numbers – due to COVID-19)

Please note that we have our Covid-19 Safe Plan in place for all our visitors and staff.
We will be following all the Government Guidelines – as they change – into the future.

Conditions of Entry

To keep you safe, we have updated our conditions of entry in line with COVID19 restrictions:

Contact information is required for all visitors upon entry.
If you are unwell, we ask you not to enter and to please come back when you are feeling better.
We’ll have signage and alcohol-based hand sanitiser available to help you to practice social distancing and good hygiene.
Please follow the directions of our friendly staff. They are here to help and keep you safe


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.

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)


Community Arts Project

Archer Park is now open for artists with a Creative Solitude Day Pass.
Are you a painter, poet, photographer or another form or artist?

This pass allows an artist to utilise the facility for the day to sit, absorb and create in a unique atmosphere undisturbed by usual crowds.
Apply by filling out the below PDF Form and returning it to the museum at archerpark@bigpond.com

Creative Day Pass Application

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