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Day out with Thomas 2021

The world’s most-loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying the winter school holiday at the museum.

Get your tickets because the world-famous blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine steams into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day out with Thomas these winter school holidays from 26 June to 11 July.

Say hello to The Fat Controller, stop in the Thomas Play Pit for game fun, have a blast with Thomas crafting activities and check out the Thomas showbag for exclusive Thomas swag! 

Tickets to the Day out with Thomas event include entry to the Museum and all exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it and explore all the Museum has on offer with family tickets just $44.50 for two adults and two children.

Visitors can explore 15 larger-than-life exhibits, get up close to locos and vintage carriages, drive a train simulator and spark their curiosity in the Sciencentre. 

Things to see and do for the kids:

  • Meet and greet The Fat Controller, Thomas the Tank Engine, and his friends.
  • Thomas activities including colouring-in, games, and puzzles.
  • Dive into the Thomas play pit, including wooden track building.
  • Find the hidden Thomas trains on the huge model railway.
  • Take a break and watch a Thomas movie.
  • Let off steam in the indoor adventure playground and expansive grounds.

Who else will be here?

Joining Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller on their Summer holidays are:

  • Douglas
  • Annie & Clarabel
  • Diesel 199
  • Trevor the Traction Engine
  • George the Steamroller

Other Museum exhibitions include:

Picnic Hampers:

Picnic Hampers are available for lunch. Advance bookings and payment required as numbers are limited. Full details available on the website.


They have Thomas showbags packed with goodies available for sale at the gift shop inside the café. Be quick as they sell fast. Showbag contents listed on the website.

Day out with Thomas Entry Tickets:

Ticket TypePrice
Concessions (on presentation of Concession card)$12.50
Children (3 to 15 years)$11.50
Children (under 3 years of age)Free
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)$44.50

Annual Pass holders enter for free. Simply show your Annual Pass at the entry gate. 

Special event:

Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas session

30 June 2021 8.30am – 11.00am, The Workshops Rail Museum. North Street, North Ipswich (Ticket costs the same as above)

Find out more here https://theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2021/06/Day+Out+With+Thomas+winter+2021


June 26. 2021
July 11. 2021
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The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street
North Ipswich, Qld 4305 Australia
(07) 3432 5100


The Workshops Rail Museum
07 3432 5100
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