The acclaimed, award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor's to-do list. Steeped in history - it was once the workplace of over 3,000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers' Building - it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.
The old boilershop houses the museum, where you're dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages, and where kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland's largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state.
The interactive Nippers' Railway will keep youngsters enthralled for ages with activities such as driving a train and collecting tickets, and a popular exhibit for older ages is the Diesel Revolution where you take the controls of the diesel locomotive simulator.
Heritage Railway Workshops tours happen twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas program running during the winter school holidays.
The Workshops Rail Museum
The Workshops Rail Museum
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Book now and stay in Ipswich. Remember to bring a book otherwise you will be bored.
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Perfect day out
I finally had an excuse to visit with my grandson visiting Brisbane from Canberra. It was a great day out. So much for kids to do with interactive exhibits that are both educational and fun. We... more »
Great day out for young and old.
What a great place to visit, lots of history and big exhibits for the children. Loads to see and do and very good value for money. more »
Wedding Reception at the Rail Museum
We held our daughter's wedding reception at the museum - it was great. Staff were helpful and friendly. Food was excellent. The room (the Cafe) looked great. The photographer got photos of the bride... more »
A place not just for tourists or kids..
Well, to quote my hubby "this place should be part of a university curriculum where students come here to see/learn first hand how exactly trains work." This museum is highly educational and full of... more »
History and fun rolled into one
A great piece of QLD Rail history, also contains a great library with many booklets dating back to the 1800's. Fun interactive activities for the kids as well. more »
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