Queensland Tourism Award win for The Workshops Rail Museum

19 November 2010

The Workshops Rail Museum was recognised as the state’s leading heritage and cultural tourism experience at the 2010 Queensland Tourism Awards, held in Brisbane overnight.

Queensland Tourism Awards 2010The Museum, located in Ipswich was named winner of the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category.

The Workshops Rail Museum was also named a 2010 finalist for the Tourist Attraction category.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the award reinforces the Museum as a ‘must do’ heritage and cultural experience for the South East region.

“These awards are a great tribute to the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Museum and Queensland Rail who bring the vibrant history of rail in Queensland to life for over 100,000 visitors each year,” Mr Moritz said.

“We have a magnificent story to tell and consistently present a high quality, authentic heritage experience to visitors, both at the Museum and through live steam train events like Steam Train Sunday.”

Finalists in the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category included Paronella Park, Redlands Art Gallery and Torres Strait Heritage.

The Workshops Rail Museum will now progress to compete against interstate winners of the Heritage and Cultural Tourism category at the Australian Tourism Awards, to be announced on 11 March 2011 in Perth.

Since opening in 2002 as part of the Queensland Museum, The Workshops Rail Museum has offered visitors a unique insight into Queensland’s social, economic and technological development, through multi-media experiences, guided tours of Queensland Rail’s active heritage railway workshops and an extensive major events program.

The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum is located at North Street, North Ipswich. For further information, visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3432 5100.