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.

Schools & groups

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 locomotives, 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 narrative of our railways.

Enhance your student learnings with a School Program session led by a Museum Learning Officer or opt for a self-guided visit. Learning programs and resources are aligned with the Australian Curriculum in the key learning areas of HASS, History, English, Science, Mathematics, and Design and Technologies. 

Our fifteen full-sized exhibits encourage students to play and learn as they discover the impact of railways with immersive exhibits, soundscapes, a play zone, and scale models.

Your visit experience may include:

  • a staff-led, Curriculum linked School Program ($6.00 per student)

  • a seasonal, event-based school program such as the World Science Festival school program (returning 2021)

  • access to temporary exhibitions with accompanying teacher guides

  • a self-guided exploration

  • Free resources such as trails and worksheets are available for download

  • exploring the Sciencentre and Maker Space

  • free entry for Queensland schools during school hours

Non-Queensland school students visiting as part of a school group, or school visits outside Queensland school hours, are admitted at a discount price $9.00 per student 

Make a Booking

Bookings are essential for all schools and groups.

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 to book.

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 

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.