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  • Fat Controller with balloons Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day

    25 January 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas fans can contribute to the Queensland flood appeal at the Day out with Thomas 2011 Flood Appeal Day on Sunday 30 January 2011 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum and Cobb+Co Museum re-open today

    17 January 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich and the Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba will re-open to the public today, Monday 17 January.
  • Creepy Crawlies Alive 2011

    04 January 2011 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Tarantulas, giant cockroaches and scorpions will return to the Museum of Tropical Queensland as part of the Creepy Crawlies Alive school holiday program, 4 – 21 January 2011.
  • Rare diving helmet on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    10 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A rare heritage diving helmet manufactured in the 1840’s is now on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville.

    The ‘A. Siebe’ helmet, named after its manufacturer Christian Augustus Siebe, is believed to be one of the earliest examples of standard diving dress helmets and was recently donated to the Queensland Museum by private collectors Greg and Helen Langley of Hobart.
  • How to prepare for Cyclones at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    07 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Learn how to prepare for the coming cyclone season at a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 December from 12pm to 1pm.

    Dr Greg Connor, from the Bureau of Meteorology, will discuss tropical weather systems, including different cyclone categories and the potential impact of a tropical cyclone.
  • Fat Controller and Thomas Australia's biggest Thomas the Tank Engine event returns

    07 December 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller will bring their tales of discovery, adventure and friendship ‘downunder’ to The Workshops Rail Museum’s for Australia’s biggest Thomas event from 26 December 2010 to 30 January 2011.
  • Photo from Circus Train Event Museum launches action packed program for 2011

    01 December 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    A new hands-on construction themed event will headline The Workshops Rail Museum’s 2011 events program, announced today.
  • Tales of the High Seas has school students docking at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    29 November 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland brought out the inner pirate in local school students with a Shipwrecked-themed story writing competition and the winning entries are now on display at the Museum until 31 December.

  • Queensland Tourism Awards Queensland Tourism Award win for The Workshops Rail Museum

    19 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum was recognised as the state’s leading heritage and cultural tourism experience at the 2010 Queensland Tourism Awards, held in Brisbane overnight.
  • Australian Land Snails volume 1: a field guide to eastern Australian species New snails guide assists conservation efforts

    19 November 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    Environmental activist, Terri Irwin today urged people to reconnect with the snails, slugs and bugs in their gardens.
  • The Workshop Rail Museum's Senior Curator, Dr Geraldine Mate, has been awarded a PhD in Archaeology. Museum curator awarded PhD

    15 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum’s Senior Curator, Dr Geraldine Mate has been awarded a PhD in Archaeology for a fascinating study into the social intricacies of an historic 19th century gold mining town in central Queensland.
  • Santa Celebration at The Workshops Rail Museum Start the festive season at The Workshops Rail Museum

    10 November 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors can brush up on Australian Christmas songs and make decorations to start the festive season at the Santa Celebration event at The Workshops Rail Museum, 27 - 28 November.
  • Queensland Model Railway Show Queensland Model Railway Show brings together hobbyists

    11 October 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Participants from one of the worlds most loved hobbies will join to showcase their work at the Queensland Model Railway Show at The Workshops Rail Museum, 23 – 24 October.
  • Thomas & Friends TrackMaster™ Longest Toy Train Track Guinness World Record Attempt World's longest Thomas track attempt at The Workshops Rail Museum

    07 October 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are poised to claim a new world record for Australia with the longest ever toy train track currently under construction at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich.
  • Discover conservation at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The challenges of conserving biodiversity in an era of climate change will be addressed in the next Discover More series lecture by Professor Stephen Williams, Tuesday 14 September, 12 noon at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland Display Officer Returns from Norfolk Island

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland display officer Phillip Smith has returned from Norfolk Island, where he created a replica of the Norfolk Island Museum’s treasured cannon from the infamous HMS Bounty.
  • Symbols of Australia exhibition opens in Townsville

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    What symbolises the Australian identity? For some it’s the kangaroo, for others it’s natural wonders like Uluru or man-made icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, some might even sum it up with Vegemite. Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia, opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland today.
  • Get Shipwrecked at the Museum of Tropical Queensland!

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Set sail to the Museum of Tropical Queensland for a shipwreck adventure these school holidays!
  • Bush Picnic Day Queensland outback brought to life with Bush Picnic

    15 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors can discover more about Australian bush culture when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Bush Picnic on Wednesday 29 September.
  • Railbus_229 Pay Bus mystery showcased at The Workshops Rail Museum

    03 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will host Cash on Track, an exhibition uncovering a unique side to New South Wales’ rail history, on now until 10 October 2010.
  • Crack the case at The Workshops Rail Museum

    01 September 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Volunteers are needed to help solve the 78 year old mystery of the Cloncurry to Duchess Train robbery at The Great Train Robbery event, 11 September – 10 October.
  • Museum free for workers & families to celebrate Ipswich 150

    04 August 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Ipswich residents plus past and present Queensland Rail workers will receive free entry to The Workshops Rail Museum for the Annual Workers Reunion and Ipswich Family Open Day on Sunday 22 August to celebrate Ipswich’s 150th birthday.
  • Ekka Queensland Museum science hits the Ekka

    03 August 2010 - Queensland Museum Network

    A 540 million year old fossil and new species of marine life from the Great Barrier Reef will be on show at this year’s Ekka when the Queensland Museum visits the National Science Week pavilion, 5-14 August.
  • Historic photo Photographic memory of Workshops history

    28 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Visitors to The Workshops Rail Museum will get a beautiful glimpse into the history of the Ipswich Railway Workshops with the Final Gauge exhibition, 31 July - 29 August.
  • Chinese in the North Queensland Dragon: Chinese in the North

    19 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new exhibition exploring the history of Chinese migrants in North Queensland opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Monday 19 July.
  • Discover Indigenised Kitsch at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    16 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    When non-Indigenous Australians attempted to make Indigenous-themed souvenirs last century, the results could range from kitsch to offensive, says Trish Barnard from the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum to be represented at international leadership summit

    06 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Director of The Workshops Rail Museum Andrew Moritz will participate in the international Museum Leadership Institute Program in Los Angeles in July.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum at dusk Museum provides gold standard in customer service

    02 July 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in North Ipswich has recently become the first museum in Australia to receive gold level accreditation as an AussieHost certified service provider.
  • Outback Fossils come to the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    26 June 2010 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Dino Discoveries holiday program will showcase a spectacular selection of real fossils from outback Queensland thanks to the support of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum near Winton.
  • Dr Rob Myths and mysteries uncovered on Spooky Science Day

    25 June 2010 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    TV scientist Dr Rob will uncover the colourful but often hidden scientific side of magic at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Spooky Science Day, 8 July.
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