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The Great Train Robbery - The Workshops Rail Museum

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by Caitlin Pianta (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in the Australian Capital
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On the evening of the 31st of August, 1938, a robbery took place on board a mixed goods train travelling from Cloncurry to Duchess. It is believed that a passenger assisted two men on horseback to steal two mail bags full of miners' wages.

Intrigued? Curious? Excited? Well, why not head to to The Workshops Rail Museum and examine the evidence, investigate the suspects and decide for yourself who committed this daring crime. Are you up to the challenge of solving a crime that has gone unsolved for generations?

The Great Train Robbery exhibition has been running since the 3rd of September and will have it's final day on the 2nd of October.

Visit the police station to collect your investigatory kit then head off to the various displays which include "Old Workshops Town", "Cops and Robbers Creation Station", "The Hide Out", "The Mini Getaway Train" and many more - all of which have a unique set of fun activities and creative tools for you to use in your discovery of the true culprits.

Not only will this exhibition educate and excite, but there are events held all throughout the month that it runs, including a trip on a genuine era-rebuilt steam train which takes passengers from Roma Street Station to the Rail Museum happening on the 25th of September.

This fantastic display is not to be missed and comes at a cost of $19.00 for adults, concessions at $16.00, children three to fifteen at $11.00 and children under three get their entry free of charge.

There is also a family package for groups of two adults and up to four children at a cost of $57.00
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Why? To test your skills as a Sherlock Holmes of your generation
Where: The Workshops Rail Museum
Cost: $57 for family, $19 adults, $11 children, free for children under 3
This is real great and real Australian history. Thanks Caitlin for keeping this alive. I will be there with my friends.
By chris - reader
Thursday, 22nd of September @ 10:33 am
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