The acclaimed, award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor’s to-do list. Steeped in history – it was once the workplace of over 3000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers’ Building – it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.
The old boilershop houses the museum, where you’re dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages, and where kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland’s largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state.
The interactive Nippers’ Railway will keep youngsters enthralled for ages with activities such as driving a train and collecting tickets, and a popular exhibit for older ages is the Diesel Revolution where you take the controls of the diesel locomotive simulator.
Museum heritage tours occur twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas program running during the winter school holidays.
Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Family Free Wifi History & Heritage International Museums Australia Museums Australia National Trust Picnic Area Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access
Group rate of AUD9 available for 10 or more and must be pre-booked.