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Browse the latest news and updates from across the Queensland Museum network.

  • 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.
  • Meet Dougie

    13 November 2013 - Queensland Museum Network

    Dougie is the newly named star of our latest children’s book, due for release in December.
  • Pack your bear, blanket & basket for the Teddy Bears Picnic

    05 November 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The spotlight is on the fuzzy childhood toy for one weekend when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Teddy Bears Picnic on 16 and 17 November 2013.
  • Museum names record number of species in Memoirs honouring Leichhardt

    24 October 2013 - Queensland Museum Network

    Jelly-bean goblin spiders, vanishing thrips, land snails and a dung beetle are just a handful of the record number of new species Queensland Museum scientists have named in the latest volume of the Memoirs of the Queensland Museum launched on the 200th anniversary of the birth of German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.
  • Stallholders wanted for popular twilight market

    08 October 2013 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Local artisans invited to host a stall at Hand Made Under the Stars
  • Models hit the railway for one weekend

    08 October 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Miniature trains, towns and countryside scenes will delight people of all ages for one weekend only when the Queensland Model Railway Show comes to The Workshops Rail Museum on 26 & 27 October.
  • High–vis, trades and trains these school holidays

    10 September 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Little hands will be kept busy these school holidays with The Workshops Rail Museum's Build it! event which will see young ones hammering, crafting and constructing from 21 September to 7 October 2013.
  • Museum megafauna partnership wins state award

    04 September 2013 - Queensland Museum Network

    The Queensland Museum Network’s prehistoric partnership with BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC) was named a state winner at the 2013 Creative Partnerships Australia Awards on Friday.
  • Solve the case of the Bold Bushranger Bail Up

    29 August 2013 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Who is the bold bushranger
  • Teen Hands on Workshops

    22 August 2013 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Your teenagers will be amazed at what they will make
  • Steampunk art workshops at home of steam

    21 August 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Brisbane based artist Kate O'Brien is injecting The Workshops Rail Museum with her brand of cool via her steampunk inspired art workshops on 7 and 8 September.
  • Give the humble wheelbarrow a make over

    13 August 2013 - Cobb+Co Museum

    The wheelbarrow as you have never seen it before
  • Fantasy inspires invention at Steampunk show

    13 August 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Contemporary technology and Victorian styling will collide in spectacular fashion during The Antipodean Steampunk Show at The Workshops Rail Museum from 18 August to 13 October.
  • Celebrating the city of rich heritage with familiar faces

    07 August 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum is gearing up for its biggest event on the social calendar with past and present workers and visitors gathering for the Workers Reunion & Ipswich Day on Sunday 18 August.
  • Dive into the Barrier Reef Discovery Guide

    31 July 2013 - Queensland Museum Network

    Queensland Museum Network launches new discovery guide unlocking The Great Barrier Reef’s hidden secrets.
  • 95 years since Mephisto capture

    22 July 2013 - Queensland Museum Network

    On the 95th anniversary of the capture of Mephisto, the family of the commander who led the history recovery of the iconic German A7V tank donated his war-time possessions, including medals to the State Collection.
  • Warm up this winter with the whimsical Wizards Express

    11 June 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Little scholars are set to let off some steam with fantasy fun at Wizards Express these school holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum from 22 June to 14 July.
  • Railway bush culture rolls into town for weekend of family fun

    07 May 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The pioneering spirit of rail and its connection to rural Queensland will be brought to life with the Bush Picnic event at The Workshops Rail Museum on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May.
  • The Workshops Rail Museum at dusk Faces of the past return to The Workshops

    01 May 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Past and present carriage builders, wagon builder and trimmers from the North Ipswich Railway Workshops will come together on 11 May for a reunion and morning tea to share in the spirit of the Ipswich icon.
  • Fun & games with nostalgic toys these school holidays

    14 March 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    It’s all about playtime history these Easter school holidays with Toyland Express at The Workshops Rail Museum from 30 March to 14 April.
  • Queensland’s Beloved Mephisto Back On Display at The Workshops Rail Museum

    14 March 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    One of Queensland’s favourite icons, World War 1 tank Mephisto, will be on display at The Workshops Rail Museum from 18 March after being given a big tick by conservators.
  • Easter fun shaped by the Aussie outback

    11 March 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Bilby is dusting off the red dirt to make a special appearance at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Outback Easter weekend on 23 and 24 March.
  • Steam train Sunday All aboard living heritage with Steam Train Sunday

    12 February 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Charming steam trains will carry passengers through the suburbs of Brisbane for a taste of history when The Workshops Rail Museum presents Steam Train Sunday starting 3 March and running once a month through to December 2013.
  • Relishing the rail of yesteryear with Museum talks

    04 February 2013 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    New for 2013, the Railway Reminiscences series, designed to give visitors an opportunity to get a closer look at some of rail history’s highlights, starts February 13 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Wheels in motion for fun filled 2013 program

    17 December 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum is gearing up for a busy 2013 with steam train excursions, new activities and the return of school holiday favourites.
  • Thomas & Friends make a SPLASH this summer!

    04 December 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    With beach umbrella, sunscreen and beach ball in tow, the world’s most popular steam engine is ready for all the fun of Australia’s biggest Thomas & Friends event, Day out with Thomas 2013 from 26 December 2012 to 3 February 2013.
  • Queensland Tourism Awards The Workshops Rail Museum named best tourist attraction at Qld Tourism Awards

    24 November 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich has won the Tourist Attraction category for the second year in a row at the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards held overnight.
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