Free entry on museum open day

Pack some snacks and get ready for a full day out exploring The Workshops Rail Museum, BrisStyle Laneway Markets, muscle cars and more
15 Oct 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

On Saturday October 19, The Workshops Rail Musuem in Ipswich will open its doors to the public with a massive line up of things to do all for free!

Behind the scenes tours.

Start your day early, the museum opens at 9.30am. 

Take a behind the scenes tour of the workshops, Queensland Rail will be opening up parts of the functioning Workshops for the open day.  You will be able to take a self-guided tour of parts of the facility usually closed to the public.

Slot cars

Check out the classic and muscle car club display and V8 Race Experience vehicles.

Have a go at the slot car raceway and pick up some shopping at the BrisStyle signature markets.


Model railway

Board the land train for a ride around the grounds, or sit back and enjoy the live entertainment rocking out in the Museum forecourt.

All Museum exhibitions are open from 9:30am to 4pm, including the new Bush Mechanics and Meteorites exhibits, as well as the Museum’s collection of genuine locomotives, more than 15 interactive permanent exhibitions, Sciencentre, model railway, and kids adventure playground.

Young and old will enjoy

Read how to explore The Workshops Rail Museum with Kids.

Find out more about the new Sciencentre and Bush Mechanics.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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