The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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  • Took my grandkids here. Was awesome they may have been a little to young for some things but the bikes and lego building in the kids play area was a hit. Loved pushing the buttons to make the trains s...  more »
  • Variety of experiences for young and old, enthusiasts and interested onlookers. Hands on activities for kids and generous seating for parents while they watch the kids play and interact with the activ...  more »
  • Thomas the tank engine proved o be a wonderful hit for our grand children. The site was very accessable with small children. Plenty of different attractions to keep the interest alive. Interactive opt...  more »
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  • Our kids love coming here. We were regulars when they were little. We go for the special days like wizards express if we are in town.
  • A++ For wet, rainy days and when the kids are scratching at the walls needing a play. This is a fantastic place to go when it's completely pouring down with rain. It has FREE off street parking and is stroller friendly with plenty of space to explore the exhibitions. The Little Nippers playground is large enough to accommodates a lot of kids without it feeling crowded for the parents. There's a few Thomas the tank engine wooden railways permanent set up, dress up hats & vests if the kids want to be train drivers or firemen. Also tucked away is the kitchen and cafe play area via the Galley train (beside the nippers yard.) We live in Brisbane West and it's worth the trip, We have had Family yearly pass for the last 3 years and it has paid for itself tenfold. My sons ages 6 and 2 yr average a visit every 3 weeks or when it rains or for the visiting exhibitions. The staff have always been friendly and are happy to answer questions. There is a cafe, but due to the building being old it does get very noisy when lunch time comes and it overwhelms my kids and I. So, we get a takeaway coffee and hot chocolates and eat out own food in the undercover areas outside. PLEASE take close toes shoes even for the kids as there a guided tour in the current working welding workshops and is a safety requirement. Most dads like this the best.
  • Great for kids and train lovers. Try your driving skills with the two train simulators (old & modern train). Join the museum tour. Street parking maybe closer than the Carpark. No aircon in most area so can be hot. Bring water.
  • The kids love this place. If you live near here and have children I recommend grabbing a yearly pass because the kids will want to come back and see Thomas the Tank Engine again and again.
  • Some good photo opportunities.... and a nice family day out with lots of interactive activities for kids.