Museum Open Day


See the Museum showcased with free entry for Ipswich residents for one day only!

See inside the Powerhouse, take a self-guided tour of the Heritage Railway Workshops, see a wildlife show and meet a Museum Expert. 

What's On

9:30 am Gates open and Powerhouse whistle blows 
All day See inside the Powerhouse
All day  Visit the Discover Ipswich booth on the Museum forecourt
All day
See the special taxidermy exhibit A Room for Wild Animals
All day
Museum Zoo activity station for children with craft and activities
10 am-3 pm Heritage Railway Workshops self-guided tour (enclosed footwear required)
10:30 am-11 am Remembrance Day Ceremony at the War Memorial
11:15 am-12:30 pm RSL historical re-enactment at The Workshops rail platform
12:30 pm-4 pm Miniature train rides
12:30 pm, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters Show
4:00 pm Powerhouse whistle blows
4:30 pm-8 pm Live music performance in the Moving Goods Gallery
4:30 pm-8 pm Bar and cafe open
5 pm-5:45 pm Museum expert talk in the Museum Theatrette
6-8 pm Museum expert demonstration in the A Room for Wild Animals Gallery
6:30 pm-7:15 pm Museum expert talk in the Museum Theatrette
8 pm Museum gates close

Entry is free for Ipswich residents

Proof of residency is required and may include drivers licence or rates notice. Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Free admission for Annual Pass holders.

Things to see and do for the whole family:

Things to see and do for the kids:

Your day out planner:

  • Check our location
  • Plan to spend 3 hours+ to enjoy all the activities and exhibits
  • Pack a picnic and snacks to enjoy in the grounds, or buy lunch at the Cafe
  • Don’t forget the camera and tag us @theworkshopsrailmuseum
  • Wear enclosed footwear if you want to go on a tour of the active railway workshops
  • Free parking



Event Details

11 November 2017

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