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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Book now and stay in Ipswich. Remember to bring a book otherwise you will be bored.
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Great day out
I went with my 2year old great nephew and great niece to see Thomas the Tank Engine. I had no high expectations of the day. As the twins are under 3 years everything was free for them. Thomas and... more »
A great day out.
Went with our 3 boys aged 9, 7 & 2. We went during school holidays and they had tge day out with thomas theme happening. In terms of a place to take the kids, i would highly recommend this place... more »
School holidays Thomas the Tank Engine - great for the kids
Plenty to do for the kids: colouring, puzzles, train sets to play with for all ages, and of course Thomas and friends. There is also a nice little playground area with trikes, if you can get them... more »
Great Museum for Train Buffs
Great display of Queensland Locos... Train simulators let you drive a Diesel Train or even the mighty Tilt Train... great model train display... food cafe on site... a terrific place for young & old... more »
Affordable for young families
We went on the school holidays when they had the Thomas displays and extra play activities. This kept the children entertained for a couple of hours. It is all undercover and spread out. A great... more »
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