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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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