Museum Open Day


See the Museum showcased at the Museum Open Day!

See inside the Powerhouse, take a self-guided tour of the Heritage Railway Workshops, see a wildlife show and meet a Museum Expert. There are loads of activities for you and your family to see and do. Activities run 9:30am to 8pm. 

What's On

9:30 am Gates open and Powerhouse whistle blows 
9:30 am-4 pm See inside the Powerhouse
All day  Visit the Discover Ipswich booth on the Museum forecourt
All day
See the special taxidermy exhibit A Room for Wild Animals
All day
Museum Zoo activity station for children with craft and activities
10 am-2:30 pm Heritage Railway Workshops self-guided tour (enclosed footwear required)
10:30 am-11:15 am Remembrance Day Ceremony at the War Memorial
11:45 am-12:30 pm RSL historical re-enactment
12:30 pm-6 pm Miniature train rides
12:30 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters Show
4:00 pm Powerhouse whistle blows
4:30 pm-8 pm Live music performance in the Moving Goods Gallery
4:30 pm-8 pm Bar open
5 pm Taxidermy talk in the Museum Theatrette
6-8 pm Taxidermy demonstration in the Museum Theatrette
6:15 pm-7:30 pm Exhibition tour in the Museum Theatrette
8 pm Gates closes

Museum open 9:30am to 8pm

All Museum exhibitions are open 9:30am to 8pm. Don't miss the Museum's collection of genuine locomotives, big machinery and model railway.

*Entry is free for Ipswich residents

Proof of residency is required and may include drivers licence or rates notice. Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Free admission for Annual Pass holders.

Your day out planner:

  • Check our location
  • Plan to spend 3 hours+ to enjoy all the activities and exhibits
  • Pack a picnic and snacks to enjoy in the grounds, or buy lunch at the Cafe
  • Don’t forget the camera and tag us @theworkshopsrailmuseum
  • Wear enclosed footwear if you want to go on a tour of the active railway workshops
  • Free parking



Event Details

11 November 2017, 09:30 AM - 08:00 PM

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