The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich: Hours, Address, The Workshops Rail Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Workshops Rail Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Philip N
1 contribution
Fantastic
May 2021
The whole package is fantastic,gives a great insight into our ancestors hard life of creating a railway system for us ,
Using the actual buildings and location to look into our past is superb.
All ages and all walks of life will love the place .
Well done
Written 15 May 2021
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Mark T
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Interesting
May 2021 • Couples
Spent over two and a half hours here. Very well presented and very interesting. Well worth the visit. Will return with our grandchildren.
Written 8 May 2021
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butnotgood
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
School Holiday
Apr 2021 • Family
Great for family. You could easily spend half day there and wrap up your trip at Queens park. I know it’s a museum but still hope it becomes more like a rail theme park.
Written 5 April 2021
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Mark H
Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
Interesting Museum
Nov 2020 • Solo
I did a day trip by train to Ipswich to visit The Workshops Rail Museum. A short 2km walk from the train station and a brief checkin at the office before being my tour. I did ask for a map to follow but nothing is available to guide you around the complex.

Plenty of large and small exhibits but disappointed that no carriages or trains were open to view. This may be because of COVID-19 restrictions but it would have been nice to walk through the Dining Car.

Completed the complex including walking up the slope to the Power Station in 45 minutes.
Written 11 November 2020
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tehe
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great for oldies
Nov 2019
I loved it it was great for my grandpa and he loved it. He's 103 so it was a special treat! Loved the rails.
Written 21 October 2020
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faizafiroz
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Great for young kids
Sep 2020 • Family
It was a great experience especially for young kids, I was pleasantly surprised! Would highly recommend eating lunch before going to maximize your session time and getting all the activities done!
Written 7 October 2020
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JessiPalmer
Hervey Bay, Australia436 contributions
Great museum with lots of interactive features
Jul 2020
Great rail museum with lots of interactive features to keep the kids occupied. It's ideal for all ages with plenty of memorabilia however some displays are currently not open due to Covid-19.
Written 5 August 2020
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Lionel F
Elanora, Australia144 contributions
Very interesting and well worth the visit
Jul 2020 • Couples
With wife’s grandparents closely involved in the 1880s development of the queensland railways a visit was a must.it did not disappoint even though covid restricted the areas we could visit.the complex itself is massive and only a small but vital part of the museum was open.a highlight was the 1860s steam engine and van one which the grandparents could well have travelled on.
Written 30 July 2020
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Ken
Mackay, Australia14 contributions
Waited for years
Jun 2020 • Solo
Unfortunately due to covid 19 most displays weren't open. I enjoyed what I saw and there was no charge. Could not access power house and workshops.
Written 26 June 2020
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dandrking2016
Ipswich, Australia4 contributions
went on the free day
May 2019
lots to see, took my 91 year old mother in-law and 13 old grands kids, was great for both age groups
Written 5 March 2020
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The Workshops Rail Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


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