a red and blue sign saying The Workshops Rail Museum and a large black and red steam locomotive

Introduction to Queensland Museum Rail Workshops

Monday to Thursday during school term
Weeks 2 – 9

Prep – Year 6, SEN all years

HASS - History | Technologies - Design & Technologies

Facilitated by museum staff

45 minutes per session, rotations for large groups will be hourly to include reset period.

Queensland Museum Rail Workshops, Ipswich


$6 per student
Minimum 10 students

Book in for our facilitated school program Introduction to Queensland Museum Rail Workshops where students learn about the history of the museum, including its origins as the Ipswich Railway Workshops.

Program overview

Explore the history and stories of the Ipswich Railway Workshops and the people who worked there in this facilitated school program. Engage in guided discussions about the significance of the Ipswich Railway Workshops and the types of work that took place at the site over time. The program is also accompanied by a self-guided 'scavenger hunt' that will encourage your students to think critically and explore museum objects, little and large. The 'scavenger hunt' activity sheet will be emailed to you ahead of your visit.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • observe, identify and interpret objects and sites to find answers or elicit further questions
  • compare technologies and the design of objects used over time at the Ipswich Railway Workshops
  • investigate how a range of sources can provide historical evidence
  • recognise Ipswich as a geographical location for early settlement and expanding industries.

School visit information

See our Visit as a school page for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.

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