Colour and creativity for kids with Paint

29 April 2014

Children are in for a colourful treat with The Workshops Rail Museum's Paint event, on Saturday 10 May.

In front of a heritage train, parents and children can get creative or have a go with communal canvases, butchers paper, and individual paintings to take home, with the help of an art tutor.

'Matisse Pierre Toulouse Van Cough', the visiting French artist, will be showing his true artistic talent with singing, dancing and painting performances.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz said the one day event gives visitors a little bit of colour to their Museum experience.

"It's the first time we've done this event and we're looking forward to the giggles the performer is sure to provide children and parents," said Mr Moritz.

"The Paint Workshop will be a bit of fun, mums and dads showing young ones how to work a paint brush, or maybe it'll be the other way round."

When paintbrushes are put down, the science stations and the Nippers Railway indoor playground will help young ones let of some steam before home time.

Wind back the clock by seeing some old childhood favourites in the temporary Fun & Games display, showcasing toys from the 1900s to 2000s.

Throughout the day take a load off with a mini train ride around the Museum grounds for a small fee of $3 each. 

For more information on entry ticket prices, contact The Workshops Rail Museum on (07) 3432 5100 or visit

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