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.
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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Great morning with the kids
If you have kids under 10 then this is a great place to kill a few hours and make some lasting memories. Even if your kids are not big into trains they will still have a great time. more »
5/5 is not enough. An utterly fantastic day out.
Before I start I would strongly suggest when visiting to arrive early to ensure you get on one of the workshop tours. You will also need closed footwear as it is an active workshop.I am from the... more »
A terrific day out for the family
Being dad to two small boys ( or should i say "daaaad...") is fun; exhausting, exhilarating fun! So when my partner suggested we take them to The Workshops Rail Museum, we jumped in the car.This... more »
Great for younger children
My chidlr loved this palce when they were little which is like disneyland for the young train lover. There are train simualted driving and real trains to explore. more »
A celebration of railway history and heritage in Ipswich
Got to admit I am a steam train buff and have been really wanting to visit for a long time, we had the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay come to the workshops here in Ipswich and because the... more »
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