The Workshops Rail Museum

North Street, North Ipswich, Queensland 4305

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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 3,000 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. You can also soak up the romance of a bygone era walking through an historic refreshment carriage, or peer into the opulent Vice-Regal carriage to see how the Governor travelled.

Steam shop tours happen twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas programs running from Boxing Day to the end of January.

Entry

Adult
Adult
Price: $21
Child
Price: $12

FACILITIES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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Experiences you can enjoy:
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  • History & Heritage

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21 Oct, 2016 - 17 Feb, 2017

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17 Sep, 2016 - 3 Oct, 2016

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North Street, North Ipswich, 4305, Queensland, Australia

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