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The Workshops Rail Museum

North Street, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
+61 7 3432 5100
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All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
North Street, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
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+61 7 3432 5100
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"fat controller"
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"thomas the tank engine"
in 11 reviews
"school holidays"
in 16 reviews
"tilt train"
in 8 reviews
"all ages"
in 21 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 9 reviews
"mini train"
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"guided tour"
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"train driver"
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"train buff"
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"on site"
in 9 reviews
"children and adults"
in 6 reviews
"play area"
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"on display"
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"gift shop"
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"train tables"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went with our 3 boys aged 9, 7 & 2. We went during school holidays and they had tge day out with thomas theme happening. In terms of a place to take the kids, i would highly recommend this place. Its very interactive and for...More

Thank cheero
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to do for the kids: colouring, puzzles, train sets to play with for all ages, and of course Thomas and friends. There is also a nice little playground area with trikes, if you can get them! There is also a mini train you can...More

Thank Bevin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great display of Queensland Locos... Train simulators let you drive a Diesel Train or even the mighty Tilt Train... great model train display... food cafe on site... a terrific place for young & old .. well worth a visit

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the school holidays when they had the Thomas displays and extra play activities. This kept the children entertained for a couple of hours. It is all undercover and spread out. A great little activity for grandparents also.

Thank Meeksy O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for young & old. Visited several times. Great grandchildren love to visit. Lots of interest for young & old. Very informative.

Thank Lynette B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a trip on the Grandchester Express vintage steam train and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Spent a few hours at the Museum on return and was pleasantly surprised with the broad range of artefacts and interactive displays, including a train simulation cabin. The model train...More

Thank paulen25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my nephews and sister in law for a family day out to see Thomas the Tank Engine. The family ticket is extremely reasonable. The line to get in was a little long, but that's school holidays for you! Once in there was plenty...More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting family in Brisbane we were at a loose end one day so decided to visit the museum. I thought my wife would get bored very quickly but she was quite interested in the displays. I think this would be a great place for...More

Thank Keith and Brend... M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy entrance, pram/ wheelchair friendly, low cost, plenty of activities. There is a cafe on site or you can take your own food in. There was a mini train rides for a small fee per person, large LEGO type blocks for construction site for the...More

Thank Claire T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ipswich's best kept secret.... this is an extraordinary collection of life-size memorabilia of anything to do with trains, including engines and wagons. Old restored engines and carriages with a great story to go with them. The yard is enormous and the volunteers that run it...More

Thank Patricia A
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