Exhibitions

All Aboard
Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland and prepare for your visit with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.
All Aboard
Diesel Revolution
Diesel locomotives are large, powerful machines. See inside a diesel locomotive and test your skill on the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Step into the engine room of Queensland Rail's Heritage Rollingstock Maintenance.
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Ipswich Railway Workshops
The Ipswich Railway Workshops was an essential part of Queensland Railways. Discover the stories of the people who worked here.
Ipswich Railway Workshops
I've Been Working on the Railway
Railway stories and experiences of Torres Strait Islanders, Aboriginal people and Australian South Sea Islanders.
I've Been Working on the Railway
Might & Muscle
The might and muscle of thousands of workers who built the rail network in Queensland.
Might & Muscle
Model Railway
See the largest model railway layout of Queensland!
Model Railway
Moving Goods
Moving goods around the state is one of the main functions of rail.
Moving Goods
Museum Collection & Storage
See our extensive collection of railway heritage items and visit the John Douglas Kerr Reading Room.
Museum Collection & Storage
Nippers Railway
A hands-on interactive railway filled with adventurous and fun things to do and kid-sized places to visit.
Nippers Railway
One of a Kind
See treasured Vice-Regal Carriage and an early Panhard railmotor built in 1918.
One of a Kind
Other Railways
Railways in Queensland extended well beyond the government rail network.
Other Railways
Platform 9
Who hasn't travelled by train? Relive rail travel and climb aboard a 1930s carriage.
Platform 9
Powerhouse
The Powerhouse supplied electricity, compressed air and hydraulic pressure to power the site’s machinery, tools and lights.
Powerhouse
Rail in Queensland
Rail has shaped the development of towns and industries, created opportunities for travel, and greatly improved communication.
Rail in Queensland
Rail Today
Today rail is experiencing a revival with the development of high speed trains, together with the desire of many people to savour the journey, not just the destination.
Rail Today
Timekeepers & Grounds
Explore the grounds and see the historic Timekeepers Building, War Memorial, Speakers Rostrum and Pompey the steam engine.
Timekeepers & Grounds
Tracking Queensland
Take an interesting look at QR’s great achievements in this new display at The Workshops Rail Museum.
Tracking Queensland
War Memorial
Built in 1919 by rail workers to honour fallen workmates from the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
War Memorial
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