The Workshops Rail Museum wins gold at Queensland Tourism Awards
28 November 2014
The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich was named the best Heritage & Cultural Tourism experience in the state at the Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony held overnight.
The Workshops Rail Museum also received a Bronze award in the Tourist Attractions category.
Arts Minister Ian Walker said the award was another well-deserved accolade for one of Queensland’s favourite museums.
“The multi-award winning Workshops Rail Museum tells a unique story of Queensland’s history and is a must-do experience for arts and heritage fans,” Mr Walker said.
“A great museum doesn’t happen by accident. I congratulate the Museum’s staff and Director Andrew Moritz for an outstanding achievement.”
Museum Director Andrew Moritz said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the team of staff and volunteers.
“It’s wonderful to be able to provide a great experience for our visitors, whether it’s seniors reconnecting with the romance of rail, introducing the love of rail to a new generation through Thomas the Tank Engine, or providing an authentic heritage experience for our school visitors.”
Since opening in 2002 as part of the Queensland Museum Network, The Workshops Rail Museum has offered unique experiences for visitors including multi-media exhibitions, steam train journeys, guided tours of Queensland Rail’s heritage railway workshops and a popular major events program.
The Workshops Rail Museum continually adds activities to enhance the visitor experience for tourists and locals alike with the 2015 program set to introduce a new Lego event during the winter school holidays.
The Workshops Rail Museum will now progress to compete against interstate winners of the Heritage & Cultural Tourism category at the Australian Tourism Awards, to be announced in April 2015 in Adelaide.
The Workshops Rail Museum is located at North Street, North Ipswich. For further information, visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3432 5100.