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The Workshops Rail Museum

North Street‚  North Ipswich‚  Queensland  4305


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Based on 219 reviews

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.

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
    • Cultural
    • Educational Tourism
    • Historic/Heritage
    • Rail
    • The Arts

      The Workshops Rail Museum

      The Workshops Rail Museum

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      TripAdvisor Traveler Ratings

      • Excellent (133)
      • Very Good (68)
      • Average (11)
      • Poor (4)
      • Terrible (3)

      Recent Reviews

      Great for younger children

      Elisa H
        Dec 2017
      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

      Michelle T
        Mar 2018
      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 »

      History lesson for the teenagers

      Catherine K
        Mar 2018
      There was plenty to see here and we didn't set enough time aside to see everything.It wasn't particularly clear from the car park which way to go. There was cars parked at both ends so we drove... more »

      If you like trains, both big and small you should come on down.

        Dec 2017
      Great place to visit. My son went nuts with over stimulation, trains, trains and more trains. Makes me sad to think that our greedy politicians send our jobs overseas to save a few dollars (or is it... more »

      Rail Fun

      Angela D
        Jun 2017
      A great piece of rail history - this place is not just for kids but for us adults aswell. A great day out for the family. Good value for money and fun had by all. more »

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