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|The Workshops Rail Museum|
|All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.|
Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.
Meet some true Aussie characters as you step into a real heritage railway workshop and see it in operation, just as it has been for over 140 years. See genuine restoration of the Heritage Steam Train Fleet up close and hear living history from railway workers – plus a few tall stories!
Explore over 15 larger-than-life exhibits to discover the enormous impact rail has had on our lives, beautifully restored carriages, the largest model railway of beautiful Queensland, the future of rail and treasured icons including the Vice-Regal carriage and Australia’s oldest working steam locomotive.
Located in historic Ipswich, just 40 mins from Brisbane and 70 mins from the Gold Coast.
The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.
|9.30am to 5.00pm daily (except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day)|
Adults $20, Concessions $17, Children (under 3) FREE, Children (3 to 15) $11.50, Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) $59.00.
Annual Pass Membership:
Adults $40, Concessions $34, Children (under 3) FREE, Children (3 to 15) $23, Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) $118.00.
Adults $19, Concessions $16, Children (3 to 15) $10.50
|North Street, North Ipswich.|
How to get there:
The Workshops Rail Museum is an easy 40 minute drive from downtown Brisbane and parking is free. Follow the brown Cobb & Co Tourist Drive signs when you arrive in Ipswich.
Using a GPS?
Enter "North Street, North Ipswich" in your GPS (or latitude -27.597, longitude 152.759).
Queensland Rail runs trains from Brisbane's Central Station and Roma Street Station to Ipswich Station regularly. Contact TransLink on 13 12 30 or www.translink.qld.gov.au for details.
Bus transfers from Ipswich Station to the Workshops Rail Museum are operated by Westside Buses. Contact TransLink on 13 12 30 or www.translink.qld.gov.au for details.
Extensive coach parking is available on site.
|Discount for groups of 15 or more. See prices above. Bookings essential. |
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours:
Tours leave regularly throughout the day, enquire at the ticket office for tour times. Enclosed footwear is required for your safety.
|Phone – 07 3432 5100|
Fax – 07 3432 5114
North Street, North Ipswich
PO Box 2234, North Ipswich Q 4305