School excursions

Make history come alive for students with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters, colourful stories, huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.

Explore more than 15 larger-than-life exhibits that follow the development of rail transportation in Queensland. Highlights include the diesel and tilt train simulators, model railway and the Museum's collection of rolling stock and machinery.

We offer a range of experiences for schools including Museum Learning Officer led programs and self-guided excursion resources.

Entry is free for Queensland schools during school hours.

Non-Queensland school students visiting as part of a school group and all school group visits outside Queensland schools hours are admitted at $9 per student.

Make a Booking

Our Booking Officer is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, and can assist you to tailor an excursion to your curriculum needs and group sizes.

Bookings are essential for all schools.

Contact our Booking Officer

Make a school booking

We offer free entry for additional Carers 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 receive free entry. 

Free entry for teachers all year round

We offer FREE entry for Queensland teachers all year to familiarise yourself with the Museum for a future excursion with your class. For free entry, just show your teacher ID and sign-up to our Education ENews. Entry prices apply for family members and accompanying guests.

Helpful resources


"They are still talking about it. Painting, drawing and still building their own train lines". 
Teacher, Mt Whitestone State School

"It was fun. I'd recommend it for all young children to go there". 
Samantha, Year 5