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  One of the Trains in the Museum
by balhannah
 
 

Are you a Train buff? or just interested in having a look through an interesting Museum.

Well, you need to travel to nearby IPSWICH, easy to reach by public transport.

This one, has exhibits on everything to do with the Railways.
You will see old Trains, photos, Model Railways, the old Timekeeper's building, and even a Nipper's railway for the children to have fun.
There is heaps to see, and you can do a behind the scenes tour of the " working workshops" that leave regularly during the day. If you are going to do this, remember to wear ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR.

They hold different exhibitions here throughout the year, and if you check the website, you can find out when they do STEAM TRAIN RIDES.
SOME OF THESE ARRIVE & DEPART FROM ROMA STREET, BRISBANE, and others are from the Ipswich workshop.
The 1 hour trip on a steam train through Brisbane, in 2009 cost $18.50 for adults.


OPEN.....9.30am to 5.00pm Daily, CLOSED Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.

GETTING HERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT......
Take the Ipswich Train from Brisbane, then on a ....
Monday to Saturday - transfer to Westside Bus Company route 504 at Ipswich station from Bay B in Bell Street (near McDonalds) to the Museum.
Sunday - transfer to Westside Bus Company route 515 at Ipswich station from Bay E in Bell Street to the Museum.

ADMISSION in 2009....Adult $18.50
Child (ages 3 to 16) $10.00, Child (under 3 years of age) FREE
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) $55.00

Phone: 61 (0) 7 3432 5100
Website: http://www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au/ -

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2013
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