Archer’s Arcadia Amazing Mechanical Performers

Mon 1st September 2014 -
Thu 16th October 2014

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Steampunk Expo

Sat 13th September 2014 -
Sun 14th September 2014

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Expression of Interest for Redhen Door Attendants, 5th and 6th of October,

Tue 22nd July 2014 -
Sun 31st August 2014

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Program of Events at the NRM 2014

Fri 28th March 2014 -
Mon 6th October 2014

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Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum, Australia's largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia.

Climb into the cabs of giant steam engines, walk through elegant carriages, enjoy free train rides and interactive and educational displays.

Why not take a ride on the Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway on every Sunday and Public Holiday from October to April (inclusive) and every day of the School Holidays in September, January, and April. Also daily from 26th to 31st December inclusive.

The National Railway Museum....Affordable Family Entertainment.

National Railway Museum open 10am - 5pm daily

Adult $12
Concession $9
Child (3 - 15 yrs & accompanied by an adult) $6
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) $32

Please note: Entry prices may vary for special events.
Closed Christmas Day. Open from 12 noon on ANZAC day.
Incident at NRM - Friday 18 July 2014

At approximately 1430hrs, a staff member working in our archives/admin area was sorting through old First Aid boxes and found an interesting old small empty bottle.
This was viewed by our Operations Manager who in turn contacted SafeworkSA (SWSA), being the appropriate authority responsible for “hazardous goods” in the workplace. This action was in strict accordance to NRM Emergency Procedures.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the bottle, SWSA decided to alert the local MFS at Port Adelaide, and indicated they would attend the site.
At about 1450hrs MFS arrived and they were shown where the bottle was and NRM confirmed one other similar bottle was in another first aid box.

SWSA advised MFS and NRM that they could not attend until approx. 1630hrs, which resulted in discussions between MFS/SWSA and NRM and a decision to make some announcements to the public that they needed to leave the site – which they did in an orderly and calm way at about 1500hrs. NRM stresses there was no Emergency Evacuation initiated as it was deemed unnecessary by the MFS. The local MFS Commander commented on how professional NRM acted and controlled the public.

A decision was taken by NRM Operations Manager and NRM Executive Officer to temporarily suspend the train running, (broad gauge Redhens and narrow gauge Peronne), until such time as a clearance could be given. Both trains were already well away from the incident area.

Once SWSA arrived, and after examining the bottles, within 10 minutes they declared all was safe and volunteers/public could resume access – at approx. 1700hr by which time the public had left.
The Redhens had already been stabled on Jacketts siding due to the time of the day, and Peronne was then shunted to the shed and stabled. Operations continued as normal on Saturday morning.

NRM´s priority was always with the safety of the public, staff and volunteers under the direction of the emergency services.

We would like to highlight the professional manner in which the NRM staff, Executive Officer and volunteers handled this incident, strictly according to the museum’s procedures and with a high level of efficiency. There was high praise for their cooperation with the authorities and their ability to handle the situation.

We would like to thank everybody involved on the day in ensuring that there was high regard for the safety of everybody on the museum site and that communication was constantly maintained with key external stakeholders.


John Kalaitzis and David Burnett

Acting Chairman and Vice Chairman

Phone: (08) 8341 1690
Post: P.O. Box 3153
Port Adelaide
South Australia 5015

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76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
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