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The Workshops Rail Museum


All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.

Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.

Explore over 15 larger-than-life exhibits to discover the enormous impact rail has had on our lives, beautifully restored carriages, the largest model railway of beautiful Queensland, the future of rail and treasured icons, there is also the Nippers Railway indoor adventure playground area, an interactive railway filled with adventurous and fun things to do and miniature places to visit.

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism.

Monday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Tuesday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Wednesday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Thursday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Friday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Saturday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
Sunday- 09:30 am – 04:00 pm


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Age: Families.
Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Changing Facilities: Disabled toilets include a fold down baby change table.
Pram Accessibility: Exhibition areas in the Museum are accessed via gently sloping ramps or are at ground level.
Refreshments: Cafe and picnics welcome.
Parking: Street and parking lot.
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