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.
Beginning 2 January 2014 the museum will be open for reduced hours as below. As of the 1st April 2014 Friends of Archer Park Station and Steam Tram Museum have taken over the management of the museum and will be trading as Archer Park Rail Museum (APRM)
Open Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm, and Sunday 9:00 to 1:00 pm, except on public holidays. The tram operates selected days only, likely Sundays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Handicapped-accessible, with a station tearoom and great parking. Merchandise, light refreshments, soft drinks and water are available for purchase.
Entry (new rates 1 April 2014): $9.00 adult, $6.50 concession, $5.50 children (3-14 years, must be accompanied by an adult), $27.00 family (2 adults and 2 children, $4.50 each extra child).
Carriage Shade Capers (aka Family Fun Days) (advertised Sundays): $2 per person (aged 14 years and over), tram rides $2.50 (aged 18 months and up).
Venue Hire: Prices available on request.
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
Next Carriage Shade Capers: see
The 'carriage shade' is the large curved roof over the station platform and adjacent area that protected passengers and carriages from the tropical sun.
Download current (2010)
illustrated brochure (printable pdf file). Upcoming events and functions are detailed in our newsletter (News/Activities page).
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