Queensland Museum Network sites are operating in line with Queensland Government measures where only fully vaccinated visitors (16 years and older) can attend Government-owned museums from 17 December. Learn more.

Day out with Thomas

Make a day of it this Summer with entry to the museum and all exhibits included in your ticket!

The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are set to enjoy the school holiday at the museum. 

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller in person
  • Thomas activities including colouring-in, games, and puzzles
  • Dive into the Thomas play pit, including wooden track building
  • Find the hidden Thomas trains on the huge model railway
  • Take a break and watch a Thomas movie
  • Let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds


Fun for the whole family with Museum entry included:


Day out with Thomas entry tickets:

Ticket Type Price
(on presentation of Concession card)
(3 to 15 years)
(under 3 years of age)
(2 Adults, 2 Children)

Annual Pass holders enter for free. Simply show your Annual Pass at the entry gate. To become an Annual Pass holder sign up here.

Book general admission tickets online between 27 December 2021 and Sunday 23 January 2022 so you can join us for for Day out with Thomas.

Museum and event map

Click to download (3716 KB) pdf document icon


Pre-order your Thomas Picnic 

Here's your chance to linger longer and spoil the family with a picnic lunch. Limited number of hampers are available each day and advance bookings essential. Be quick to secure your picnic!

$60 for 2 adults and 2 children, includes:

  • two fresh Turkish rolls with deli meats and salads
  • two sandwiches (for the children)
  • large serve of hot chips
  • two adult drinks
  • two children's juices
  • a selection of petite sweet treats

Picnics are available for collection between 11.30am and 2pm and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance prior to your visit. There is a limit of 10 hampers per day. The café is open serving other hot and cold food and drinks. Cost is standard museum entry prices plus the cost of your hamper.

Additional child $11  |  Additional adults $17

Call 3432 5100 to book. 

Fancy spoiling the kids with a train souvenir?

There's a fabulous range of Thomas the Tank engine items available plus loads of other souvenirs from train sets, hats and t-shirts to activity books!


Who else will be here?

Joining Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller on their winter holidays are:

  • Douglas
  • Annie & Clarabel
  • Diesel 199
  • Trevor the Traction Engine
  • George the Steamroller


Day out with Thomas ™ Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends ™ 
© 2021 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. 



Event Details

27 December 2021 09:30 AM - 23 January 2022 04:00 PM

Related Links