School excursions



Bring history to life with hands-on exhibitions, colourful stories, impressive steam locomotives and industrial machinery.
The development of rail goes hand in hand with the history of people and places, significant events and inventions, industry and innovation.

Step inside real trains, carriages and onto the platforms of our past and present. Learners are surrounded by collections of weird and wonderful tools, trolleys and technologies, each with a story to tell and role to play in the story of railways.

Enhance your student learnings with a School Program session led by a Museum Learning Officer or opt for a self-led visit.

Our fifteen full sized exhibits encourages students to play and learn as they discover the impact of railways on Humanities and Social Sciences with immersive exhibits, soundscapes, play zone and scale models.

Your visit experience may include:

  • a staff-led, Curriculum linked School Program (available Term 1, 2019) at $6 per student

  • a seasonal school program such as
    World Science Festival (this event has now passed for 2019)  
    or
    National Science Week
     
    STEM Stations  will be offered again with free learning activities for Years 2 - 6.
    August 12, 13, 15, 16 in 2019.

  • a self-guided exploration. Free resources such as trails and worksheets are available for download.

  • explore the new TWRM Sciencentre, opening in April 2019.

  • groups may be able to participate in an optional, 20-minute welcome led by Visitor Services staff. This free tour identifies things to look for both in the Museum and grounds.

Free entry for Queensland schools during school hours.
Non-Queensland school students visiting as part of a school group, or school visits outside Queensland schools hours are admitted at a discount price $9 per student. 

Make a Booking

Bookings are essential for all schools and groups. Make a school booking

Our Booking Officer is available to assist with your planning according to group sizes, focus topics and any group members with special needs.  
Phone 07 3432 5100, 9am to 4pm, Monday - Friday

We offer free entry for Supervising Adults as per the following ratios:

  • 1 adult per 3 Prep students
  • 1 adult per 5 primary school students (Years 1 – 6)
  • 1 adult per 10 secondary school students (Years 7 – 10)
  • 1 adult per 15 senior secondary school students (Years 11 – 1)
  • 1 adult per 1 student with special needs

Bus drivers may enter free of charge. 

Planning your visit 

  • Download our maps prepared especially for school visitors. 
    1-sided map featuring themed zones of museum galleries (helpful for adult supervisors and students) 
    2-sided map featuring themed zones of museum galleries and grounds and site (helpful for bus drivers, adult supervisors, those who may be driving and student projects referencing the grounds of this historical site)
  • Browse free downloadable school excursion resources for a self-led visit.
  • Helpful information to assist you to plan your school visit.
  • Teacher resources including QM Loans and our free quarterly Education ENews.

Free entry is available for Queensland teachers all year so that you may familiarise yourself with the Museum for any future school excursions. To redeem your free admission, just show your teacher ID and sign-up to our Education ENews on arrival. Entry prices apply for family members and accompanying guests.