School excursions

Bring history to life with hands-on exhibitions, colourful stories, impressive steam locomotives and industrial machinery. The development of rail goes hand in hand with the history of people and places, significant events and inventions, industry and innovation.

Step inside real trains, carriages and onto the platforms of our past and present.

Learners are surrounded by collections of weird and wonderful tools, trolleys and technologies, each with a story to tell and role to play in the story of railways.

Our fifteen full sized exhibits encourages students to play and learn as they discover the impact of railways on Humanities and Social Sciences with immersive exhibits, soundscapes, play zone and scale models.

Your visit experience may include:

  • a seasonal program such as National Science Week on 12-16 August 2019
    Our 2018 Program STEM Stations offered free activities for Years 2- 6. Subscribe to Learning eNews for updates.
  • a staff-led, Curriculum linked learning program (available Term 1, 2019) at $6 per student
  • a self-guided exploration. Free resources such as trails and worksheets are available for download.
  • explore the new Sciencentre, opening in April 2019.
  • groups may be able to participate in an optional, 20-minute welcome led by Visitor Services staff. This free tour identifies things to look for both in the Museum and grounds.

Free entry for Queensland schools during school hours.

Non-Queensland school students visiting as part of a school group, or school visits outside Queensland schools hours are admitted at a discount price $9 per student.

Make a Booking

Bookings are essential for all schools and groups.

Our Booking Officer is available to assist with your planning according to group sizes, focus topics and any group members with special needs.  
Phone 07 3432 5100, 9am to 4pm, Monday - Friday

Make a school booking

We offer free entry for Supervising Adults as per the following ratios:

  • 1 adult per 5 Prep students
  • 1 adult per 10 primary school students (Years 1 – 6)
  • 1 adult per 15 secondary school students (Years 7 – 12)
  • 1 adult per 1 student with special needs

Bus drivers may enter free of charge. 

Plan your visit 

Free entry is available for Queensland teachers all year so that you may familiarise yourself with the Museum for any future school excursions. To redeem your free admission, just show your teacher ID and sign-up to our Education ENews on arrival. Entry prices apply for family members and accompanying guests.