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Exhibitions

All Aboard
Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.
All Aboard
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Hooray for Hornby
27 December 2020 - 31 January 2022
Do you have a love of model trains? Come and see the collector pieces featured in the Hooray for Hornby display.
Hooray for Hornby
Ipswich Railway Workshops
The Ipswich Railway Workshops was an essential part of Queensland Railways. Discover the stories of the people who worked here.
Ipswich Railway Workshops
Might and Muscle
Might and Muscle
Model Railway
See the largest model railway layout of Queensland.
Model Railway
Moving Goods
Moving goods around the state is one of the main functions of rail.
Moving Goods
Museum Collection & Storage
See our collection of railway heritage items and visit the John Douglas Kerr Reading Room.
Museum Collection & Storage
Museum Heritage Tour
Take a tour of the museum showcasing the heritage of the buildings and other key collection items.
Museum Heritage Tour
Nippers Railway
A hands-on interactive railway filled with fun things to do and kid-sized places to visit.
Nippers Railway
Other Railways
Railways in Queensland extended well beyond the government rail network.
Other Railways
Platform 9
Relive rail travel and see a 1930s carriage.
Platform 9
Power House
The Power House supplied electricity, compressed air and hydraulic pressure to power the site’s machinery, tools and lights.
Power House
Rail in Queensland
See how rail has shaped the development of towns and industries across Queensland.
Rail in Queensland
Rail Today
Step aboard a recreated Tilt Train and learn how it works and is able to maintain its speed.
Rail Today
Sciencentre
Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre.
Sciencentre
Spy: Espionage in Australia
30 October 2021 - 06 February 2022
Spy: Espionage in Australia is a temporary exhibition that reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia.
Spy: Espionage in Australia
Timekeepers & Grounds
Explore the grounds and see the historic Timekeepers Building, War Memorial and Speakers Rostrum.
Timekeepers & Grounds
Tracking Queensland
Take an look at Queensland Rails’s great achievements in this display.
Tracking Queensland
War Memorial
Built in 1919 by rail workers to honour fallen workmates from the Ipswich Railway Workshops.
War Memorial
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