Getting to The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum is located at North Street, North Ipswich

  • Public Transport

    Train – Queensland Rail operates regular services from Brisbane’s Central station and Roma Street stations to Ipswich.

    Bus – Transfer to Westside Bus Company route 515 at Ipswich station from Stop B in Bell Street to the museum.

    View the route 515 timetable and all TransLink services at or call 13 12 30.

  • On Foot

    The Workshops Rail Museum is located at North Street, North Ipswich, about a half hour walk from the CBD.

  • By Car

    Free parking is available onsite.

  • Individual Needs

    Please give us a call on (07) 3432 5100 if you require assistance, or let us know when you arrive.

    We have a set down area at the front of the Museum which is wheelchair accessible, disabled toilets and exhibition areas are accessed via gentle sloping ramps or are at ground level.

    We recognise the Queensland Government’s Companion Card program, and admit carers free on presentation of appropriate identification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t see your question here, you can contact us and our team will get back to you.

  • When is the Festival on?

    The school holiday program is on Saturday 18 September to Monday 4 October 2021.

    A student day is on Monday 8 November 2021 and events for the general public are on Sunday 7 November 2021.

  • Where is the Festival held?

    All Ipswich events are held at The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich.

  • Is it free?

    The school holiday program is included with the general Museum entry admission charge. Details are here.

    The activities on the student day (Friday 27 November) are free for school students, but bookings are required.

    Most events for the general public are free, but bookings are required. Check the relevant event page for more details on tickets and prices.

  • How do I book a ticketed event?

    Click the booking button on the relevant event page.

    For school bookings, you can also call the museum on (07) 3432 5100.

  • Is the event happening anywhere else?

    Yes, the Festival runs throughout 2020 at multiple locations across Queensland:

    Chinchilla – 28 to 29 February 2020

    Gladstone – 20 to 21 March 2020

    Brisbane – 25 to 29 March 2020

    Toowoomba – 18 & 19 April 2020, with a holiday program 6 to 17 April (closed Good Friday, 10 April)

    Townsville – 15 to 16 May 2020 with a holiday program 19 September to 5 October 2020

    Ipswich – 27 to 28 November 2020 with a holiday program 27 June to 12 July 2020

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