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Thomas is steaming into Ipswich
Thomas is back! Meet this popular blue steam locomotive and his friends at the Workshops Rail Museum these school holidays for a Day Out With Thomas.
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas is steaming into Ipswich on 26 June and will be there until 11 July. This exhibit brings Thomas's railroad adventures to life. The day is packed with activities including Thomas themed craft, colouring-in, puzzles, games and movie.
There is plenty to explore at the Ipswich Rail Museum. The Nippers' Railway, an indoor adventure playground complete with a child-sized train and moveable boom gates and signals is a highlight among the littlies.
Hunt for the Thomas trains on the huge model railway. The model railway is an impressive construction, depicting scenes from Queensland's rail network including the Darling Downs Wheat District and the Kuranda Sky Rail.
Located in North Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum has played an important role in Queensland's rail history. Over 145 years ago, the first train to run in Queensland departed from these sheds. The Workshops experienced a revival in 2002 when the site was converted into a museum. Tours of the Heritage Railway Workshops depart 10.30am and 12pm daily (enclosed footwear is required).
Don't forget to experience the sights and sounds of train travel in 1935 on Platform 9, observe the Governor's Carriage built in the Workshops in 1903 and still part of the active fleet or try driving a tilt train on the simulator.
Plan to spend at least three hours at the museum. Guests are invited to pack a picnic lunch and relax in the shady grounds or enjoy a bite to eat at the Trackside Café. With COVID-19 changes, an online booking is required.
There's a fabulous Thomas Showbag available for sale from the gift shop. It includes a backpack, ball, drink bottle, set of 4 masks, activity set, bucket hat, wallet and tote bag.
Visit the Workshops Rail Museum these school holidays for a Day Out with Thomas.
Admission Adults $14.50 Concessions (on presentation of Concession card) $12.50
Children (3 to 15 years) $11.50
Children (under 3 years of age) Free
Family (2 Adults, up to 4 Children) $44.50