Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wonderful World of Model Railways on Show at Ipswich this Weekend at the Queensland Model Railway Show

The captivating world of model railways will come alive at Ipswich this weekend at the Queensland Model Railway Show.

The Workshops Rail Museum, North Ipswich will host the event on October 18-19 with railway modellers, demonstrators, and traders set to showcase their passion to thousands of visitors.

Museum director Andrew Moritz said the event would offer a fun filled family day out.

“We love putting on this show and seeing the appreciation in the eyes of adults and children, even if you’re ‘not into trains’, it’s hard not to stop and stare at the layouts,” Mr Moritz said.

“You can see that many hours have been spent putting together layouts and models, and modellers are happy to discuss their exhibit and much loved passion.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to admire miniature trains from different Australian states, America and the United Kingdom.

There will also be plenty of offer for kids with a construction station, kids craft and indoor Nippers Railway playground.

Mr Moritz said visitors can also enjoy a mini steam train ride thanks to Grandchester Live Model Steam.

Additional charges apply and visitors must wear closed in shoes.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and allow at least three hours for all activities.

Museum entry price includes all exhibits- family ticket $59, adult $20, concession $17, child $11.50 and children under three years free.

The Workshops Rail Museum is at North St, North Ipswich.

For information call 3432 5100 or visit

Monday, September 29, 2014

Workshops Railway Museum Ipswich

Workshops Rail Museum | Ipswich, QLD
The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage & Cultural Tourism
All aboard for a wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia’s oldest railway workshops still in operation.
Make history come alive with hands-on exhibits, multi-media encounters and colourful stories coupled with huge steam locomotives and massive industrial machinery.
Meet some true Aussie characters as you step into a real heritage railway workshop and see it in operation, just as it has been for over 140 years. See genuine restoration of the Heritage Steam Train Fleet up close and hear living history from railway workers – plus a few tall stories!
Explore over 15 larger-than-life exhibits to discover the enormous impact rail has had on our lives, beautifully restored carriages, the largest model railway of beautiful Queensland, the future of rail and treasured icons including the Vice-Regal carriage and Australia’s oldest working steam locomotive.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Metro Hotel Ipswich International - New Factsheet


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ipswich Civic Theatre

Ipswich Civic Theatre
Ipswich Civic Centre is a stunning combination of premier entertainment venue and community-focused function centre.

We  provide a range of services and facilities to support a wide cross-section of the local community and through the exciting Festival of Theatre program presents live music, special events and theatrical performances.
Located in the heart of Ipswich Central (on the corner of Limestone and Nicholas Streets) the Civic Centre has been proudly serving the Ipswich community and guests since 1975.
More information is available on the hire of the venue for functions (including weddings) and performances.
Tickets for performances and events can be purchased online at any time (ceasing just 18 hours prior to performance) and over the phone or in-person via our box office.
View the official Civic Theatre Website

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family Fun Found All Over Ipswich

Workshops Rail Museum queensland ipswich

TIME flies when you're having fun and it goes even quicker when the kids are too.

It seemed Ipswich was not short of activities to keep the younger ones busy when we asked for some ideas on places to take the kids on Facebook.

Queens Park and Ipswich Nature Centre were popular choices for parents as was the Ipswich Art Gallery.

"Ipswich has heaps of fantastic parks, a picnic is always a great fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids," said Sharon Ross.

"So much to do in Ipswich, Art Gallery rocks but be prepared for you kids to want to spend hours there," said Janice Freiberg.

Other out of the box suggestions included a trip to the Riverheart Parklands and simply touring the city, looking at its history.

"Take them for a walk to look at heritage houses," said Lois Kilmartin.

"Ipswich has heaps, they are beautiful and all have information out front on plaques."

Other educational activities for the kids included trips to the Ipswich Library and the Workshops Rail Museum.

For those looking for more of a thrill the Tactical Ops Paintball fields in Rosewood were suggested for children aged 15 and over.

Trampoline park and indoor play centre Just Jump was also a popular choice for adventure seekers.

"Just Jump is at the sport complex across from Redbook Plaza. it's fun (we) went there last weekend," said Melissa Small.

Just Jump - trampoline park Ipswich
Just Jump - trampoline park Ipswich
By Anna Hartley

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Opera Queensland Present Puccini’s La Boheme - Ciivic Theatre Ipswich

The most romantic opera of all time, La bohème appeals to devotees and newcomers alike.
On a snowy Christmas Eve a love affair begins between Mimi and her neighbour Rodolfo. We follow their youthful romance as it blossoms and falters, until Mimi dies in her poet’s arms in the most heart-rending final moments in all of opera.
Popular conductor Guy Noble directs an ensemble of musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in
Richard Gill’s chamber orchestration of La bohème. This intimate and revealing new production presented as a concert performance stars some of Queensland’s most exciting young singers as a group of rent-dodging flatmates living and loving precariously on the edge of society.
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
FREE Program Included, FREE Pre Show Entertainment, FREE Meet & Greet Post Show, FREE Pre Performance Talk in the Cunningham Room.
Project Puccini is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund, and is also supported by the Graeme Wood Foundation.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014
Stars Cafe Open 6:00pm l Show Starts 7:30pm 
Adult $55.00
Concession $50.00
Group10+ $45.00
Purchase Tickets Online

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Latest review from - Metro Hotel Ipswich International

“ipswich shines”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 31st July 2014NEW
if you want a cbd hotel in ipswich that has fantastic restaurant for breakfast this is the one comfortable rooms and great position two streets away from train cbd and short walk across the river to other shops malls ( river link)
Room Tip: easterly view is nice