Whodunnit at the Museum these holidays

16 June 2014

It’s a case of 'catch me if you can', with a dash of good old fashion cops and robbers for kids at the Heist event these winter school holidays, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 28 June to 13 July.

Inspired by train robberies throughout the world, Heist gives children a variety of entertainment for the holidays from hands on activities and craft to train simulators and indoor play spaces.

Museum Director Andrew Moritz said Heist has a great mix of creativity and active play for young visitors, making it an easy day out for families during the school holidays.

“With dress ups and props we’re adding some pizzazz to the childhood playtime classic cops and robbers, creating or acting out scenes from favourite stories and movies,” said Mr Moritz.

“I’m sure for many parents this stirs up fond memories of playing with siblings and friends in the backyard as children.

“Someone’s got to be the villain so we can have our hero, and you can’t forget the sidekick, usually reserved for the younger sibling.

“Children can also create their own identikit images of train robbers, and get dressed up and pose for Wanted pictures for parents to take”.

Performing daily, the Robber will explore tales of theft and intrigue to entertain the young and young at heart.

First time visitors can also explore the story of the iconic Ipswich Railway Workshops and the rich past of rail in Queensland through various interactive and hands on exhibits.

For more information on entry or steam train ticket prices, contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.