Family favourites headline in Museum's 2010 program

30 November 2009

The Workshops Rail Museum's most popular family events will feature as part of the 2010 program, announced today.

The Toyland Express together with special Easter event Bunny Eggventures will entertain children during the Autumn school holidays, 27 March - 18 April, and magic-inspired Wizards and Witches Express event will return for the Winter school holidays, 19 June - 18 July.

After a successful debut in 2009, The Great Train Robbery will again challenge children to investigate a railway mystery during the Spring school holidays, 11 September - 10 October.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the Museum was proud to offer events that have held such strong appeal for families.

"The Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with a range of events and experiences that are not only entertaining for the whole family but allow them to learn about the many fascinating aspects of the rail in Queensland story," Mr Moritz said.

"Our Annual Pass Membership program also represents good value for families who receive unlimited entry to the Museum throughout the year and access to all of these events."

The Museum's 2010 program will also have an expanded Steam Train component with trips available as part of most school holiday events and Steam Train Sunday trips continuing monthly at Roma Street Station from March 2010.

Model railway enthusiasts are encouraged to attend The Australian Model Railway Convention on 27 February and the annual Queensland Model Railway Show on 23 - 24 October.

The year will conclude with the Museum's annual signature event, Day out with Thomas 2011, starting on 26 December 2010.

Queensland schools will continue to receive free entry to The Workshops Rail Museum during school terms and access to specially designed education programs linked to holiday events.

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

For further information, ticket price or Steam Train bookings, phone (07) 3432 5100 or visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.

Media Contact: Glenn Price 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995