Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Family Open Day

Sunday 22 August 2010

Please note that activities are subject to change.

Celebrate Ipswich’s 150th birthday as we honour the hard work and dedication of Queensland railway workers.


  • Ipswich residents FREE (proof of residency required)
  • Past and present QR workers: FREE
  • Non-Ipswich residents: Please see general Museum entry prices.
  • Non-Ipswich residents accompanying Ipswich residents – 50% off general Museum entry prices

Colouring-in competition for children

  • Download the entry form.
  • One prize per category of a Family Steam Train trip & $50 Museum Shop voucher!
    Categories: Ages 0 to 5,  6 to 8, 9 to 12
    Entries must be handed in at The Workshops Rail Museum on Sunday 22 August by 2:00pm. Winners will be announced at 2:30pm during the event. Open to all children aged up to 12 years.

Event Activities

  • Tours of Queensland Rail’s active heritage workshops (enclosed footwear required).
  • Final Gauge historical photographic exhibition of the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
  • Discover Ipswich stands.
  • RAAF Amberely Brass Band performances
  • Top ten Queensland Rail achievements display
  • Ipswich 150 birthday cake at 11:00am
  • View the Powerhouse, built in 1904 to supply electric, hydraulic and compressed air power to the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
  • Creation Station – Add your family to the picture! Create an Ipswich Railway Workshops worker and add it to our community portrait of Ipswich and The Workshops.
  • Science Station – challenge your skills and intellect with fun physical and interactive exhibits.
  • Get your hands on history – learn more about the history of your local area through objects in our Touch Table display.

Activity Sheets


City of Ipswich      Ipswich 150 Logo         Queensland Rail logo


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Event Details

22 August 2010
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