a family play at the nippers railway

Nippers Railway

Permanent exhibition

Temporarily closed

Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum Rail Workshops


Temporary closure

During May 2024, the Little Nippers playground will be closed for renovation.
This is an exciting project, however both the playground and Might and Muscle Exhibition will be closed to the public during this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you in the future.

The Nippers Railway is an indoor adventure playground area with an interactive railway filled with adventurous and fun things to do and miniature places to visit.

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Climb aboard a kid-sized train and play being a train driver.
  • Move and control signals and boom gates at level crossings.
  • Sell tickets at central station.
  • Move goods from the Nippers wharf to the goods yard.
  • Climb into the train carriage at the country station.
  • Climb up into the signal box to see the area and change the signal.
  • Chill out at the play tables and build your own network from the wooden railway sets.

Nippers Railway has over 425m2 of soft-fall flooring and plenty of room to explore.

Parental supervision is required at all times, but for best results – join in the fun as well!

Nippers Railway at The Workshops Rail Museum

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