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  • New exhibitions set to delight at The Workshops Rail Museum

    04 October 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Two new stunning photographic displays produced by the Queensland Museum Network have opened for a limited time at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich.
  • Thomas and Friends set to warm up the winter school holidays

    02 May 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The world-famous blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine will steam into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day out with Thomas these winter school holidays from 24 June to 9 July.
  • Let's go on an Outback Safari these April school holidays

    14 March 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Grab your safari hat and make your way to The Workshops Rail Museum this school holidays for hands-on animal themed activities and the exciting new exhibition A Room for Wild Animals.
  • Brisbane’s moving heritage experience Steam Train Sunday returns

    28 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    All aboard! Passengers can travel in vintage style with the return of the monthly The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday on 5 March 2017.
  • All aboard the authentic heritage experience Grandchester Express

    07 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    History and train buffs are invited to join us as we recreate Queensland’s first rail journey to historic Grandchester Station.
  • New taxidermy exhibition set to be unleashed in Ipswich first

    06 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Get up close and personal with twenty large taxidermy specimens in the exhibition A Room for Wild Animals at The Workshops Rail Museum from 25 February 2017.
  • All aboard for a night of scientific fun!

    29 July 2016 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    For the first time, The Workshops Rail Museum will open to the public after hours for a one-off After Dark event during National Science Week.
  • Brisbane’s moving heritage experience Steam Train Sunday returns

    15 February 2016 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Back by popular demand, The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday returns to the track from 6 March until December for one-hour trips through Brisbane in heritage style.
  • A Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas at The Workshops Rail Museum

    22 December 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine is welcoming children with sensory processing difficulties to enjoy an afternoon of fun at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich on 12 January, from 1pm to 4pm.
  • A Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas at The Workshops Rail Museum

    22 December 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine is welcoming children with sensory processing difficulties to enjoy an afternoon of fun at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich on 12 January, from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Thomas the Tank Engine steams into The Workshops Rail Museum

    11 December 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    From Boxing Day the world-famous blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine will steam into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day out with Thomas 2016 – with magic activities, Australia’s biggest Thomas event.
  • Santa choo chooses trains to get around this Christmas

    26 November 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa is gearing up to welcome young and old visitors alike to The Workshops Rail Museum on 13 December, for the festive holiday event Santa Sunday.
  • Spooktacular trip on track for Halloween

    13 October 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Trick or treaters of all ages are stepping aboard the Halloween Express steam train for a night time trip through Brisbane on 31 October, presented by The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Tiny trains on large layouts are coming to the Museum

    06 October 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Miniature railways of all sizes and scenarios will be on display at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Queensland Model Railway Show, on 24 and 25 October 2015.
  • Museum brings history to life as Ipswich salutes the past

    09 September 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Look to the skies as biplanes fly overhead and discover life in an old army war camp as The Workshops Rail Museum grounds are transformed for Ipswich Salutes, on 26 September.
  • Museum on track for free family fun at Ipswich Open Day

    17 July 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The gates are open and entry is free for Ipswich locals at The Workshops Rail Museum’s biggest family fun event Ipswich Open Day, on Sunday 2 August.
  • Railways role in First World War explored in new exhibition

    15 June 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    See another side to rail as you explore its vital role in the First World War in the new exhibition Railways 1914 – 1918 by The Workshops Rail Museum, opening today until 6 December.
  • Little brickies express their creativity these school holidays

    10 June 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Young aspiring master builders have their work cut out for them at Brick Kids, The Workshops Rail Museum's winter school holiday event, with LEGO® bricks and more for family fun from 27 June to 12 July.
  • Railway Heritage Conference steaming into Ipswich

    24 March 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Rail heritage experts from around the globe are being called to submit expressions of interest to present at The Workshops Rail Museum's Railway Heritage Conference, 24 to 28 July 2015.
  • Teddy Bears choo-choo choose rail museum for picnic

    10 March 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Fuzzy bears of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join in all the fun of the Teddy Bears Picnic event at The Workshops Rail Museum, on Sunday 22 March 2015.
  • Workers of steam era reunite

    11 February 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Past workers of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops are getting together to reminisce and reveal tales of their working life at a series of reunions during 2015 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Dig Thomas the Tank Engine these summer holidays

    04 December 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine fans will roar with excitement when the beloved blue locomotive and his friends visit The Workshops Rail Museum for summer fun at Day out with Thomas 2015 – with dino dig activities, from Boxing Day to 1 February 2015.
  • Santa swaps the sleigh for a steam train

    01 December 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa's giving the white boomers a rest and steaming in by train to Santa Sunday hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, only on Sunday 14 December.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum wins gold at Queensland Tourism Awards

    28 November 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich was named the best Heritage & Cultural Tourism experience in the state at the Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony held overnight.
  • Shake, rattle and roll at the Museum

    30 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will be alive with the sound of Making Music, the one day event that will have children engaging with one of the world's most treasured art forms on Sunday 16 November.
  • Spooktacular night-time train trip treat this Halloween

    14 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    All Hallows' Eve in Brisbane gets a special treat with the Halloween Express steam train gearing up the fun on 31 October, wickedly presented by The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Queensland's next top (railway) models bound for Workshops

    02 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    See the tiny and captivating world of model railways under the one roof at the Queensland Model Railway Show, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum on 18 & 19 October.
  • Sparking imaginations for holiday fun

    05 September 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Children are dared to think outside the square these spring holidays with hands on activities at Bright Sparks, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 20 September to 6 October.
  • Big day out for the Museum

    04 August 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum is ready to roll for their biggest day of the year when they welcome the community for Ipswich Open Day, Sunday 17 August.
  • Laidley Spring Festival welcomes heritage steam train

    29 July 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Stoking the fire for spring time fun, The Workshops Rail Museum is transporting passengers in old world style aboard a heritage steam train to the Laidley Spring Festival on Saturday 13 September.
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