The Workshops Rail Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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.

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 Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Interactive Centre Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


COVID Safe National Trust


From AU$14.50

Group rate of $9 is available for 10 or more and must be pre-booked.
Family of 2 adults and 2 children for $44.50.
Concession price (on presentation of concession card) is $12.50.

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