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


Apr 2019

Awesome day out

If you have lived in the Ipswich region and you have not been to the Workshop Rail museum you are doing yourself and you kids a big disservice. It is a great day or 2 out and you can learn so much... more »

Bob M

May 2019

Family outing

Just North of the city centre and quite visible from Pine Mountain Road, the main drag to the Warrego H8ghway heading out of town. An amazing spot for those interested in trains. A must see if you... more »


May 2019

Terrific spot

Great for little people, and big people too! A train lovers dream! Well laid out, lots of fun and a great day trip from Brisbane. Definitely one to check out. more »


Feb 2019

Relive the Romance of Travel by Rail

We enter The Workshops Rail Museum through the ticketing office in the old Timekeepers Building which also houses a modest Museum Shop where you can pick up T-shirts, bags, keychains, toy trains sets... more »


Apr 2019

Great for children and any train buffs

An very enjoyable experience. The grandkids had a great time with all the hands on exisibts. nice food to snake on more »