Teacher resources

Inform your visit with the following resources, publications and offers.

  • Arrange a FREE on-site visit, to preview the site and content (see below for details).
  • Browse a Teacher Guide featuring images of spaces, themes, exhibition zones with suggested interactions for students. Teachers may this guide to plan their own excursion documents.
    The updated 2019 Guide (4228 KB) pdf document icon offers suggestions for observations, discussions and experiences throughout the Museum, including the new Sciencentre. 

  • Use maps designed for school audiences, prepared to inform teachers, accompanying adults, students (if applicable) and bus drivers about
    the locality and site (161 KB) pdf document icon (2 sided print).
    galleries within the Museum (129 KB) pdf document icon

Free entry for teachers all year round

Don’t forget we offer free entry for Queensland teachers all year to familiarise yourself with the Museum for an excursion with your class. 
For free entry, just show your teacher ID and sign-up to our Education eNews. Entry prices apply for family members and accompanying guests.

Booking Office

We can assist you with the school resources and programs that may optimize the learning experience for your class.
Contact our Booking Officer for more information or submit our online booking form to log your visit request. Schools participating in charged programs can be invoiced post-visit.

Education ENews

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Teacher Publications

A Teacher's Guide to The Workshops Rail Museum (1849 KB) pdf document icon. This guide provides teachers with an overview of the different zones the Museum has to offer. It offers suggestions on items to point out to students, plus possible discussion questions and topics. 

Self-facilitated visit resources

Browse ready-to-deliver downloadable trails & workbooks to focus your visit.

Staff-facilitated School Programs

Enhance your school visit with a facilitated School Program by a Museum Learning Officer (available from Semester 1, 2019).
Programs are curriculum-linked and apply collaborative and inquiry learning, integrating STEM and HASS/History Learning Areas.
Facilitated Programs incur a $6 per student charge (no charge for supervising adults and teachers). For your convenience, schools are invoiced post-visit. 

Professional Development

Sign up for Education ENews to receive regular updates on Professional Development opportunities.
A free orientation visit is available for teachers to provide an overview of the Museum site.
In 2019, the Queensland Museum Network launches a NEW Learning Platform, in partnership with the Future Makers project. 

Queensland Museum Loans Kits

The Workshops Rail Museum is a distribution centre for the acclaimed Queensland Museum Loans service. We have a range of kits available free of charge and can be changed each semester to suit class activities. Kits are also available to community groups (e.g. historical societies, nursing homes, preschools).

Kits can be hired for two weeks, in set two-week blocks. One kit per teacher/facilitators at any one timeContact us for more information.