Three of our great museums are joining forces this long weekend to present the Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains and Planes. On Sunday 5 and Monday 6 October you can enjoy free entry into the SA Maritime Museum, the National Railway Museum and the SA Aviation Museum right here at the Port.
There will be free demonstrations by sailmakers, shipwrights, blacksmiths and aircraft restorers as well as vintage aircraft engine runs.
Experience the wonders of old and elegant engines and carriages, and discover hidden nautical treasures from the SA Maritime Museum including power boats, James Hardy’s championship skiffs and a naval whaler. For a gold coin donation, you can also climb on board the tall ships Falie and One and All.
If you’re looking for a ride on a vintage train, why not get yourself a ticket on board the 1950s Redhen trains that will be running between Adelaide Station and the National Railway Museum. Or there will be a 1919-built steam train you can hop on to travel between the Railway and Aviation Museums.
You can also grab a scenic helicopter flight or hot air balloon ride over the Aviation Museum (weather permitting). You’ll have a great day out for sure!