The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
The award-winning Workshops Rail Museum is steeped in history. It was once the workplace of over 3000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers’ Building. The museum merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.
The old boilershop houses the museum where visitors are dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages. Kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland’s largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state.
Situated within Brisbane’s quickly growing Western Corridor, Ipswich is an ideal location for businesses. It is located 40 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and 60 minutes’ drive from the Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport, and is well serviced by major roads and rail. With a large percentage of the available industrial land in South East Queensland, this region is experiencing growth across industries including aerospace, manufacturing, food processing and transport. Ipswich is also home to Australia’s largest master-planned industrial development, Citiswich.
As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich has a rich history. It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage. Ipswich proudly preserves and still operates from many of its historical buildings and homes, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites. Ipswich also has a range of charming townships within the western rural areas of the city, each with its own legitimate claims of historical significance.