North Street‚ North Ipswich

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 3000 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.

Museum heritage tours occur 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.

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews

Alex M

Oct 2019

A ‘must’ for any railway enthusiast

Wonderful selection of trains and other railway memorabilia covering several decades, All laid out in large undercover buildings that allow quality viewing space without being packed in like sardines... more »

Jason C

Oct 2019

Museum for kids, cafe staff don't care

We came on Thursday 3rd October. We travelled two hours to get here. Went for lunch, no pies, had a vege Burger with ingredients that were not on the description, we asked for firms for our four... more »

S7594VYjamesl

Jan 2019

Fun for all ages. Also good for a rainy afternoon

Great objects all under cover. Good idea for a rainy afternoon to get the family out of the house watching Netflix's more »

TraceyMontie

Aug 2019

Friendly service

We took our disability client there and they let us carets in for free and let me pay before the others got there so we could whisk our client past all the merchandise that he would want .. and take... more »

Graham S

Sep 2018

A very informative tour.

A very informative tour around the workshops by people who knew the job well. Excellent location and lots to see and if you are a steam buff you will be impressed more »