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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Santa Celebration 2011 Christmas fun starts early at The Workshops Rail Museum

    22 November 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Santa has brushed up on his G’days for a weekend of festive fun at the Santa Celebrations event on the weekend of 8 and 9 December at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Mini trains for big kids at Queensland Model Railway Show

    11 October 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Intricate detail, patience, passion, persistence and the love of model railway will be on display for all to see at this year’s Queensland Model Railway Show at The Workshops Rail Museum, 27 and 28 October.
  • Students discover three tonne wombats roamed Nebo

    14 September 2012 - Queensland Museum Network

    Wombat-like animals the size of small cars, the world's largest lizard and giant crocodiles were just some of the fossils local students came face to face with this week at a dig site near Nebo.
  • Circus Train Clowning around with Circus Train these school holidays

    06 September 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Roll up, roll up as the Ringmaster and Clown share the magic this spring when The Workshops Rail Museum presents the captivating event Circus Train from 15 September to 14 October, showcasing the often forgotten connection between rail and the circus to young visitors.
  • Heritage celebrations at the birthplace of rail in Queensland

    02 August 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Whistles will blow and music will sound as tales of work and life from yesteryear will be celebrated on Sunday 19 August at The Workshops Rail Museum Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Heritage Faire.
  • Heritage celebrations at the birthplace of rail in Queensland

    02 August 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Whistles will blow and music will sound as tales of work and life from yesteryear will be celebrated on Sunday 19 August at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Annual Workers Reunion & Ipswich Heritage Faire.
  • Build it! Hands-on history at The Workshops Rail Museum's Build it! event

    04 June 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The history of the North Ipswich Railway Workshops comes alive these school holidays with the fun hands-on Build it! event at The Workshops Rail Museum from 16 June to 15 July 2012.
  • Aboriginal and Islanders stories of building Australia’s railway feature in new exhibition

    08 May 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Stories and experiences of Torres Strait Islanders, Aboriginal people and Australian South Sea Islanders who helped build the nation’s railways will be on show in a new exhibition opening today at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • The Workshops Bunny hops in for Easter fun

    12 March 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The fun and magic of Easter are set to be hopping good fun with The Workshops Rail Museum’s Bunny Eggventures event, 24 and 25 March 2012.
  • Toyland Express Toyland Express event steams into The Workshops Rail Museum

    06 March 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Imaginations of young visitors and the young at heart are encouraged to step into the magical world of toys this autumn at The Workshops Rail Museum’s Toyland Express from 31 March to 15 April 2012.
  • Steam Train Sunday Popular Steam Train Sunday returns for taste of yesteryear

    20 February 2012 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Journey through Brisbane in old world charm as The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday returns to steam through the year with its 2012 debut on 4 March.
  • An exhibition of surprises

    31 January 2012 - Cobb+Co Museum

    This exhibition features 16 equisite pieces made by world-class artisans.
  • Have a Go! promotion Get Hands On at Have A Go at Cobb and Co Museum

    30 January 2012 - Cobb+Co Museum

    It's all about what you can do at the Have A Go Festival.
  • Exhibition to record historic and tragic floods

    06 January 2012 - Cobb+Co Museum

    The Toowoomba Never Floods exhibition commenorates the tragic floods of 2010
  • Australia welcomes back Thomas and Friends for summer fun

    06 December 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Holidaying from the Island of Sodor, the famous blue tank engine rolls into town for Australia’s biggest Thomas and Friends event, Day out with Thomas 2012 at The Workshops Rail Museum from 26 December to 29 January 2012.
  • Santa Celebration 2011 Santa checks out Workshops Down Under

    09 November 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    He brings festive cheer and goodwill to many and in that famous red suit he’ll start the merry season with the Santa Celebration on 26 and 27 November at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Queensland Tourism Awards 2011 The Workshops Rail Museum wins two Queensland Tourism Awards

    05 November 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Arts Minister Rachel Nolan today announced The Workshops Rail Museum has scooped the pool winning both the Heritage & Cultural Tourism award and the Tourist Attractions award at the Queensland Tourism Awards.
  • Qld Model Railway Show Model marvels at The Workshops Rail Museum

    11 October 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The spotlight is on the skill, intricate designs and passion of the much loved hobby of miniature trains with the return of the Queensland Model Railway Show on the 29 and 30 October 2011 at The Workshops Rail Museum.
  • Museum full steam ahead with free re-opening weekend

    30 September 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Arts Minister Rachel Nolan announced that The Workshops Rail Museum will re-open tomorrow with free entry for the weekend 1 & 2 October after its temporary closure this week.
  • ENERGEX and Queensland Museum partnership rewarded

    07 September 2011 - Queensland Museum Network

    Do you have items that relate to the 2010 -2011 Queensland floods disaster and its aftermath?
    Queensland Museum is collecting stories, objects and photographs that will preserve this significant historical event for future generations.
  • Grace - the Exhibition

    06 September 2011 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A stunning photographic exhibition exploring the unique relationship between art and sport will be on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from 13 September to 10 November 2011.

    Grace – the Exhibition was developed by North Queensland’s contemporary dance company Dancenorth and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, and featured side by side images of rugby league action shots imitated by dancers.
  • Mystery continues these holidays at The Workshops Rail Museum

    24 August 2011 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Detectives in the making are needed to investigate the Cloncurry to Duchess train robbery that remains a mystery after 73 years, at The Workshops Rail Museum’s The Great Train Robbery event from 3 September to 2 October.
  • Revealed: How your brain controls your body weight

    16 August 2011 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    An award winning physiologist will deliver a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland revealing the role our brains play in controlling body weight.

    Internationally recognised physiologist Professor Michael Cowley will deliver the lecture as part of National Science Week on Tuesday 16 August at 3pm.
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