The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

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  • Well, to quote my hubby "this place should be part of a university curriculum where students come here to see/learn first hand how exactly trains work." This museum is highly educational and full of r...  more »
  • A great piece of QLD Rail history, also contains a great library with many booklets dating back to the 1800's. Fun interactive activities for the kids as well.  more »
  • Took the family during a week day to the rail museum, our 3 year old son had a blast there was lots of activities for the kids to do and even I found myself learning somethings as well. Good trip out ...  more »
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  • We got the yearly pass. Great indoor playground for kids on rainy day. Lots of trains to look at and very friendly staff. They need to fix a couple of broken exhibits. The train simulator doesnt move on the screen. The magnet is stuck. And a monitor is broken in tilt train exhibit. These things always bugs me. Otherwise perfect place.
  • Would be better if you could climb aboard the train carriages and engines for a more close up experience. Otherwise of great interest to steam engine enthusiasts
  • What a fantastic resource for the people of Brisbane & Ipswich! Undercover and air-conditioned exhibits of a high quality show the history of rail & trains in Queensland. While the museum is (on the whole) more suited to young people there's more than enough to spark the interest of adults. Highly recommended.
  • First time and i would say to anyone coming here to bring your own food ( or get a pass out and go into the city)..... the kitchen was getting absolutely pumped and i can tell this happens on a regular basis. The day was good but waiting over an hour for food with a 3 year old was horrific. Obviously this was my experience i hope yours is not the same.....
  • I love this location, I come all the time for the markets to take photos. Its beautiful. Just before sunset the sides of the buildings are bathed in this yellow glow of light that just sets the red bricks off. I love it. The staff are always nice too and the markets they hold there are wonderful.

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