Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Heritage Faire

Annual Workers Reunion 2011

Visit the birthplace of rail in Queensland to honour the hard work and dedication of our state's railway workers.

Past and present Queensland Rail workers and Ipswich families are invited to explore the award winning Museum and rediscover our amazing rail history.

This year we welcome the Ipswich Heritage Faire as part of the event to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Queensland’s oldest provincial city.Annual Workers Reunion 2011


  • Ipswich residents FREE (proof of residency is required on entry)
  • Past and present Queensland Rail workers: FREE
  • Non-Ipswich residents: Please see general Museum entry prices.

Event ActivitiesAnnual Workers Reunion 2011

  • Ipswich Heritage Faire activities including entertainment, heritage displays and children’s activities.
  • Workers at The Workshops photographic exhibition. 
  • Rebirth of a Queensland Icon film, screening continuously in the Museum Theatrette.
  • RAAF Amberely Brass Band performances. 
  • Discover Ipswich stands. 
  • Community drawing activity – add your family to the picture! Create an Ipswich Railway Workshops worker and add it to our community portrait of Ipswich and The Workshops.
  • Life. Be in it. activities including good old fashion picnic races and games. Annual Workers Reunion 2011
  • Tell us your story - we invite past and present Queensland Rail workers to share memories of thier experience working at the site. 
  • Tours of Queensland Rail’s active heritage workshops (enclosed footwear required). 
  • Queensland Rail workers morning tea.
  • View the Powerhouse, built in 1904 to supply electric, hydraulic and compressed air power to the Ipswich Railway Workshops. Annual Workers Reunion 2011

*Please note that activities are subject to change.

Children’s colouring-in competition

Download the entry form and colour it in. Bring it to the Museum on 21 August 2011, before 2:00pm.

One prize per age group: Family Steam Train trip and $50 Museum Shop voucher.
Age groups: 0 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.

Colouring-in competition entry form (714 KB) pdf document icon.

Activity Sheets


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Event Details

21 August 2011
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