Museum on track for free family fun at Ipswich Open Day

17 July 2015

The gates are open and entry is free for Ipswich locals at The Workshops Rail Museum’s biggest family fun event Ipswich Open Day, on Sunday 2 August.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Professor Suzanne Miller said the annual community event was made possible with the Ipswich City Council’s support, providing a fantastic opportunity for residents to come together to celebrate their growing community.

“People will be able to enjoy live music, local school choirs, craft for the kids and a host of fun outdoor activities,” she said. 
“It’s a special year as we celebrate 150 years of rail in Queensland, not only as a milestone of achievement but also the history and stories that we have the privilege of sharing.

“One of the significant stories from our past can be explored in our new temporary exhibition Railways 1914 – 1918, exploring the contribution of Ipswich railway workers to the First World War.

Visitors can also check out the Discover Ipswich stand and rediscover their own rapidly growing city.

To top off the festivities Ipswich’s biggest fan Mayor Paul Pisasale will be cutting a cake celebrating 150 years of rail in Queensland.

Entry is free for past and present Queensland Rail employees and Ipswich residents. Proof of residency is required and may include drivers licence or rates notice. Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Non-Ipswich residents receive 50% off normal entry when accompanied by an Ipswich resident.

For more information on entry or steam train 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.