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  • Heritage celebrations at the birthplace of rail in Queensland

    02 August 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Whistles will blow and music will sound as tales of work and life from yesteryear will be celebrated on Sunday 19 August at The Workshops Rail Museum Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Heritage Faire.
  • Build it! Hands-on history at The Workshops Rail Museum's Build it! event

    04 June 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The history of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops comes alive these school holidays with the fun hands-on Build it! event at The Workshops Rail Museum from 16 June to 15 July 2012.
  • Aboriginal and Islanders stories of building Australia’s railway feature in new exhibition

    08 May 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Stories and experiences of Torres Strait Islanders, Aboriginal people and Australian South Sea Islanders who helped build the nation’s railways will be on show in a new exhibition opening today at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • The Workshops Bunny hops in for Easter fun

    12 March 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The fun and magic of Easter are set to be hopping good fun with The Workshops Rail Museum’s Bunny Eggventures event, 24 and 25 March 2012.
  • Toyland Express Toyland Express event steams into The Workshops Rail Museum

    06 March 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Imaginations of young visitors and the young at heart are encouraged to step into the magical world of toys this autumn at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Toyland Express from 31 March to 15 April 2012.
  • Steam Train Sunday Popular Steam Train Sunday returns for taste of yesteryear

    20 February 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Journey through Brisbane in old world charm as The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday returns to steam through the year with its 2012 debut on 4 March.
  • Australia welcomes back Thomas and Friends for summer fun

    06 December 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Holidaying from the Island of Sodor, the famous blue tank engine rolls into town for Australia’s biggest Thomas and Friends event, Day out with Thomas 2012 at The Workshops Rail Museum from 26 December to 29 January 2012.
  • Santa Celebration 2011 Santa checks out Workshops Down Under

    09 November 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    He brings festive cheer and goodwill to many and in that famous red suit he’ll start the merry season with the Santa Celebration on 26 and 27 November at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Queensland Tourism Awards 2011 The Workshops Rail Museum wins two Queensland Tourism Awards

    05 November 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Arts Minister Rachel Nolan today announced The Workshops Rail Museum has scooped the pool winning both the Heritage & Cultural Tourism award and the Tourist Attractions award at the Queensland Tourism Awards.
  • Qld Model Railway Show Model marvels at The Workshops Rail Museum

    11 October 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The spotlight is on the skill, intricate designs and passion of the much loved hobby of miniature trains with the return of the Queensland Model Railway Show on the 29 and 30 October 2011 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Museum full steam ahead with free re-opening weekend

    30 September 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Arts Minister Rachel Nolan announced that The Workshops Rail Museum will re-open tomorrow with free entry for the weekend 1 & 2 October after its temporary closure this week.
  • Mystery continues these holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum

    24 August 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Detectives in the making are needed to investigate the Cloncurry to Duchess train robbery that remains a mystery after 73 years, at The Workshops Rail Museum’s The Great Train Robbery event from 3 September to 2 October.
  • Museum free for families and workers to celebrate Ipswich history

    03 August 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Ipswich residents plus past and present Queensland Rail workers will enjoy free entry to The Workshops Rail Museum’s Annual Workers Reunion & Heritage Faire event on Sunday 21 August 2011.
  • Can we Build it! at The Workshops Rail Museum

    07 June 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum’s new construction themed holiday program Build it! will explore the ins and outs of building trains from 18 June – 17 July.
  • Thomas & Friends TrackMaster™ Longest Toy Train Track Guinness World Record Attempt It’s Official! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends™ are World Record Breakers

    16 April 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine™ has received official notification from the Guinness Book of World Records™ that he and his friends are now the holders of the ‘World’s Longest Toy Train Track’ record.
  • Fat Controller with balloons Fat Controller Steam Train trips departing in April

    02 April 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Fat Controller Steam Train trips will be added to the popular Day out with Thomas 2011 event during the school holidays on 19 and 20 April.
  • Steam Train Sunday Steam Train Sunday to enchant passengers in 2011

    30 March 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The popular Steam Train Sunday trips, presented by The Workshops Rail Museum, will return from Sunday 8 May.
  • Fat Controller Thomas the Tank Engine event returns

    29 March 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller will return to The Workshops Rail Museum for the Autumn school holidays from 16 April to 2 May 2011.
  • Bunny Eggventures Furry start to Easter at The Workshops Rail Museum

    23 March 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Children will be able to meet The Workshops Bunny and a host of furry animal babies at the annual Bunny Eggventures event, 9 – 10 April.
  • Australian Tourism Award The Workshops Rail Museum wins at the Australian Tourism Awards

    12 March 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Arts Minister and Ipswich Member Rachel Nolan today is warmly congratulating The Workshops Rail Museum after it took out a coveted Australian Tourism Award in Perth late Friday night.
  • Fat Controller Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day raises $7,700

    31 January 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Over 1,400 visitors to The Workshops Rail Museum’s Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day yesterday generously contributed $7,791.60 to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal
  • Fat Controller with balloons Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day

    25 January 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas fans can contribute to the Queensland flood appeal at the Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day on Sunday 30 January 2011 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum and Cobb+Co Museum re-open today

    17 January 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich and the Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba will re-open to the public today, Monday 17 January.
  • Fat Controller and Thomas Australia's biggest Thomas the Tank Engine event returns

    07 December 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller will bring their tales of discovery, adventure and friendship ‘downunder’ to The Workshops Rail Museum’s for Australia’s biggest Thomas event from 26 December 2010 to 30 January 2011.
  • Photo from Circus Train Event Museum launches action packed program for 2011

    01 December 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    A new hands-on construction themed event will headline The Workshops Rail Museum’s 2011 events program, announced today.
  • Queensland Tourism Awards Queensland Tourism Award win for The Workshops Rail Museum

    19 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    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.
  • The Workshop Rail Museum's Senior Curator, Dr Geraldine Mate, has been awarded a PhD in Archaeology. Museum curator awarded PhD

    15 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum’s Senior Curator, Dr Geraldine Mate has been awarded a PhD in Archaeology for a fascinating study into the social intricacies of an historic 19th century gold mining town in central Queensland.
  • Santa Celebration at The Workshops Rail Museum Start the festive season at The Workshops Rail Museum

    10 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors can brush up on Australian Christmas songs and make decorations to start the festive season at the Santa Celebration event at The Workshops Rail Museum, 27 - 28 November.
  • Queensland Model Railway Show Queensland Model Railway Show brings together hobbyists

    11 October 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Participants from one of the worlds most loved hobbies will join to showcase their work at the Queensland Model Railway Show at The Workshops Rail Museum, 23 – 24 October.
  • Thomas & Friends TrackMaster™ Longest Toy Train Track Guinness World Record Attempt World's longest Thomas track attempt at The Workshops Rail Museum

    07 October 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are poised to claim a new world record for Australia with the longest ever toy train track currently under construction at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich.
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