Big loud fun at the $20 million interactive Museum at the oldest working railway workshops in Australia!
In addition, hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives, massive industrial machinery and over 140 years of history make for a visitor experience second to none with unique sights, sounds and smells.
Part of the Queensland Museum and an Australian Tourism Award winner!All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.
Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.
Meet some true Aussie characters as you step into a real heritage railway workshop and see it in operation, just as it has been for over 140 years. See genuine restoration of the Heritage Steam Train Fleet up close and hear living history from railway workers – plus a few tall stories!
Explore over 15 larger-than-life exhibits to discover the enormous impact rail has had on our lives, beautifully restored carriages, the largest model railway of beautiful Queensland, the future of rail and treasured icons including the Vice-Regal carriage and Australia’s oldest working steam locomotive.
Located in historic Ipswich, just 40 mins from Brisbane and 70 mins from the Gold Coast.
The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.