Ipswich Workshop Rail Museum

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Ipswich Workshop Rail Museum


The Workshop Rail Museum is a local favourite with families, one of the best places to bring the little ones to play in South East Queensland.

It’s is an interactive and authentic heritage and cultural experience and an exciting adventure for kids and rail enthusiasts of all ages.

The museum manages to bring history to life while providing a super exciting play space for kids. There’s train simulators, the indoor adventure playground (including the fantastic Nippers Railway), some fantastic ‘hands on’ exhibits and  a huge model railway.

There’s a small scale ‘transporter’ train which takes visitors from area to area - fun in and of itself!

Rail enthusiasts will especially love exploring the centre’s collection of beautifully restored heritage locomotives and carriages. You can also take tours of the Heritage Railway Workshops.

We recommend spending around 3-4 hours here to see everything.

The centre also hosts the wildly popular ‘A Day out With Thomas’ - a surefire hit with any little one who loves Thomas the Tank Engine.

The centre is a winner of the Queensland Tourism Awards for heritage and cultural tourism.

Tickets start from $12 for children (3-15yrs) and adults are $21, however there are a range of great family specials and concessions to take advantage of.

Open from 9.30am to 4pm 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day, ANZAC Day and Good Friday.

Leading Image: By Dbromage - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24107236