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  • Hear the fascinating stories behind new Horse in War exhibition

    26 March 2015 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Cobb+Co Museum Curator Jeff Powell will present this month’s Curator Conversation on Wednesday 1 April, 2pm.
  • Railway Heritage Conference steaming into Ipswich

    24 March 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Rail heritage experts from around the globe are being called to submit expressions of interest to present at The Workshops Rail Museum's Railway Heritage Conference, 24 to 28 July 2015.
  • New Horse in War exhibition opens at Cobb+Co Museum

    18 March 2015 - Cobb+Co Museum

    A new exhibition at Cobb+Co Museum is a poignant reminder of First World War sacrifice and mateship, not just between soldiers but between a soldier and his horse.
  • Teddy Bears choo-choo choose rail museum for picnic

    10 March 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Fuzzy bears of all shapes and sizes are welcome to join in all the fun of the Teddy Bears Picnic event at The Workshops Rail Museum, on Sunday 22 March 2015.
  • Photographic tribute to an Australian legend now on display at Cobb+Co Museum

    26 February 2015 - Cobb+Co Museum

    New exhibition, One Man’s Mistakes, is an intimate portrait of the bushman, businessman, grazier, raconteur, author and one of Australia’s great legends, RM Williams.
  • Cyclone Information

    20 February 2015 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    In response to the impact of cyclones Lam and Marcia on communities in north Queensland on Friday 20February the Queensland Museum is liaising with community museums and historicalsocieties across the region to provide advice and assistance.
  • Workers of steam era reunite

    11 February 2015 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Past workers of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops are getting together to reminisce and reveal tales of their working life at a series of reunions during 2015 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Turning passion into fashion at Cobb+Co Museum

    06 February 2015 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Cobb+Co Museum Shop’s upcoming Feature Artisan is a self-confessed button addict who has turned her obsession into a successful family run business.
  • Curator Conversation series returns on Wednesday 4 February with special guest speaker Nigel Allsopp

    02 February 2015 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Nigel Allsopp, currently a Queensland Police dog handler and ex-military dog trainer, will be giving a talk on the topic of Animals in War.
  • Children to get up close with local prehistoric giants at Cobb+Co Museum

    19 December 2014 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Prehistoric creatures that roamed the Darling Downs are coming to Cobb+Co Museum these school holidays.
  • Dig Thomas the Tank Engine these summer holidays

    04 December 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Thomas the Tank Engine fans will roar with excitement when the beloved blue locomotive and his friends visit The Workshops Rail Museum for summer fun at Day out with Thomas 2015 – with dino dig activities, from Boxing Day to 1 February 2015.
  • Santa swaps the sleigh for a steam train

    01 December 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa's giving the white boomers a rest and steaming in by train to Santa Sunday hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, only on Sunday 14 December.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum wins gold at Queensland Tourism Awards

    28 November 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich was named the best Heritage & Cultural Tourism experience in the state at the Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony held overnight.
  • Hand made markets to showcase region’s creative talent and make gift-buying a pleasure

    11 November 2014 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Imagine Christmas shopping with a glass of wine in hand as the sun goes down, live music in the air, a hand selected range of products to choose from, chatting with friends, and buying gifts directly from the maker.
  • Shake, rattle and roll at the Museum

    30 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum will be alive with the sound of Making Music, the one day event that will have children engaging with one of the world's most treasured art forms on Sunday 16 November.
  • Spooktacular night-time train trip treat this Halloween

    14 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    All Hallows' Eve in Brisbane gets a special treat with the Halloween Express steam train gearing up the fun on 31 October, wickedly presented by The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Queensland's next top (railway) models bound for Workshops

    02 October 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    See the tiny and captivating world of model railways under the one roof at the Queensland Model Railway Show, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum on 18 & 19 October.
  • Sparking imaginations for holiday fun

    05 September 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Children are dared to think outside the square these spring holidays with hands on activities at Bright Sparks, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 20 September to 6 October.
  • Big day out for the Museum

    04 August 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum is ready to roll for their biggest day of the year when they welcome the community for Ipswich Open Day, Sunday 17 August.
  • Laidley Spring Festival welcomes heritage steam train

    29 July 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Stoking the fire for spring time fun, The Workshops Rail Museum is transporting passengers in old world style aboard a heritage steam train to the Laidley Spring Festival on Saturday 13 September.
  • Whodunnit at the Museum these holidays

    16 June 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    It’s a case of 'catch me if you can', with a dash of good old fashion cops and robbers for kids at the Heist event these winter school holidays, hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, 28 June to 13 July.
  • Photographic displays showcase life on the line

    05 June 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Two photographic displays exploring passenger life on the railway, both from Queensland and from around the world, will be on show at The Workshops Rail Museum from 17 June to 18 August.
  • New Head of Cultural Environments for Queensland Museum

    20 May 2014 - Queensland Museum Network

    New Head of Cultural Environments for Queensland Museum
  • Colour and creativity for kids with Paint

    29 April 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Children are in for a colourful treat with The Workshops Rail Museum's Paint event, on Saturday 10 May.
  • Bilby in the spotlight during Easter school holiday fun

    19 March 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Move over Easter bunny, the Easter Bilby and his other wildlife friends are making this an Outback Easter event at The Workshops Rail Museum on 6 April.
  • Classic toys in vogue these school holidays

    12 March 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Tech savvy kids can be disconnected from the screen and be treated to family entertainment at the Toys event these school holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum from 5 to 21 April.
  • Steam train Sunday Fires are stoked for Steam Train Sunday trips

    07 February 2014 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Wheels are in motion for one of Brisbane's iconic heritage experiences Steam Train Sunday to hit the tracks on 2 March for its 2014 debut.
  • Get active with hands-on Thomas fun this summer

    04 December 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Summer fun is sorted when the highly anticipated Day out with Thomas 2014 - with circus activities event starts Boxing Day until 2 February 2014 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Steam train Sunday Museum on track for jam packed 2014

    02 December 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum calendar for 2014 is geared up for family fun and history buff indulgence with an assortment of school holiday, weekend, one day and hour long events to bring rail history to life.
  • Santas steaming into town

    20 November 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa's kicking the festive season into gear with the two day event An Australian Christmas at The Workshops Rail Museum on 7 & 8 December only.
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