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The Workshops Rail Museum Open Day

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All aboard for the Workshops Rail Museum Open Day
If you're considering visiting the Workshops Rail Museum, now is the time as the Museum will be celebrating its open day on 19 October with free entry.

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Workshops Rail Museum


Explore more than 150 years of rail history at the Museum, stroll around BrisStyle's markets, board the land train for a ride around the grounds, or enjoy the live entertainment in the Museum forecourt. Don't miss the Classic and Muscle Car Club Ipswich display, V8 Race Experience Vehicles and Slot Car Raceway.

There is plenty to see and do with the Nippers' Railway, Model Railway and Platform 9 in addition to the new exhibit, Bush Mechanics and Meteorites.

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.

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Nippers' Railway


The huge model railway is an impressive construction, depicting scenes from Queensland's rail network including the Darling Downs Wheat District and the Kuranda Sky Rail.

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Model Railway


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.

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Platform 9


The exhibitions are open from 9:30am to 4pm, including the new Bush Mechanics and Meteorites exhibits.

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 Cafe.
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Why? A free, fun day out
When: 9.30am - 4pm
Phone: 07 3432 5100
Where: Workshops Rail Mueum
Cost: Free
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