National Railway Museum Ghost Hunt

National Railway Museum Ghost Hunt and Ghost Tour

The Railway Museum Ghost Hunt is by far, the creepiest Port Adelaide Ghost Tour you will find, but one with a difference… YOU get to be the Ghost Hunter!

The Railway Museum Ghost Hunt is held in the original working part of the Port Dock Railway Station as it was known back in its early days. Where the museum now stands, was once the good sheds.  Accidents were inevitable and why we run this event at the museum.

Join us on the spookiest tour through our locomotive history and see if ghostly energies of the past still remain within the carriages and walls of this incredible museum.

The Station itself stood where the police headquarters is now located.  The Port Dock was opened in 1856 and operated until 1981.  It was the original line in South Australia.

The museum, originally at Mile End, was relocated to Port Adelaide and opened in 2001.  It now holds an impressive collection of locomotives, carriages and the 19th Century original 1856 Goods Shed.

Is the Railway Museum Haunted?

Why would a train museum be haunted and why would we want to go there to look for ghosts?

Well how about these five reasons for starters:

  • Dark shadowy figures moving around and often seen following the tours.
  • At least twenty one deaths found to have occurred in this area.
  • Houses the steam locomotive involved in Australia’s first terrorism act on Australian soil.
  • The man that is heard to whistle on a regular basis.
  • Objects moving and phones that ring when not plugged in.

Bottle Thrown at the National Railway Museum

The Difference Between 3hr & 4hr Ghost Hunts

We often get asked what the difference is between the 3 and 4hr Ghost Hunts as they are priced the same.

3hr Ghost Hunt

This Railway Museum Ghost Hunt is a dedicated paranormal investigation – no stories, no history, just pure ghost hunting with our professional and highly experienced investigators while armed with state-of-the-art equipment.  It is your opportunity to seek out a paranormal experience of your own.

This is perfect for those who have done our conducted tours and do not wish to hear the stories again.

4hr Ghost Tour & Ghost Hunt

We offer a bonus hour on this particular event as it is a combined Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt.  After a 2hr conducted walking tour, learning about the history and ghosts, we want you to have enough time to get a taste of what it is like to be a ghost hunter yourself. This gives us the time needed to whisk you off with the equipment to explore those dark recesses of the National Railway Museum.

This is perfect for those who want to know more about the Museum and her hauntings but want a taste of paranormal investigating with ghost hunting equipment.

Join us on a paranormal investigation, in one of the most paranormally active locations in Port Adelaide

The night includes:

  • Tour around the museum, learning about its ghostly tales and deaths, including the 16-year-old boy who had a terrible accident.
  • Watch exclusive video evidence caught, before learning about the equipment.
  • Break into teams and, with equipment, explore the darkest recesses of this museum in the search of paranormal activity.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to investigate the paranormal activity often experienced. (equipment supplied).

Why would you do the National Railway Museum Ghost Hunt with Haunted Horizons™? Do you really have to ask?

  • Haunted Horizons and Paranormal Field Investigators (our research arm) has been active here for many years.
  • We research the stories to give your tour depth and context.
  • Our professional guides will share their years of experience in paranormal research, and help you to investigate yourself.
  • We have up-to-date state-of-the-art equipment, which is there for you to use.
  • Best of all, for every guest using our tours, we also donate part of your ticket price to beyondblue.

For more on the National Railway Museum Ghosts and history go to our Museum Blog

If you are only interested in doing our thrilling 2h Ghost Tour then  check out National Railway Museum Ghost Tours

To visit during the day visit their website National Railway Museum

Location Details


National Railway Museum


National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson St, Port Adelaide




3 Hour Ghost Hunt

3 Hour

What to Bring

Sensible clothing/Shoes, drink, small torch


Sitting, walking and standing with occasional steep steps into carriages

4 Hour Ghost Hunt + Ghost Tour

4 Hours

What to Bring

Sensible clothing/Shoes, drink, small torch


Strictly 18+. Sitting, walking and standing with occasional steep steps into carriages

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Book with the local operator you can trust. Haunted Horizons™, has been named best Tour Operator in the South Australian Tourism Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017. You will also be booking with confidence that you are in experienced hands, with over 28 years of paranormal research experience behind us.