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Workshops Rail Museum holds annual free day for city

OPEN DAY: Children will have the opportunity to explore the many exhibits at the Workshops Rail Museum.
OPEN DAY: Children will have the opportunity to explore the many exhibits at the Workshops Rail Museum. Contributed

THE award-winning Workshops Rail Museum is on track for its biggest day of the year when it welcomes the community for Ipswich Open Day.

Museum director Andrew Moritz said by collaborating with the Ipswich City Council the event tomorrow was free for Ipswich residents to enjoy the tourist attraction that's steeped in rich history of the community.

"This is a great opportunity for the people of Ipswich to explore an element of their city's heritage while having a fun family day out," said Mr Moritz.

"Many residents have family connections to the Ipswich Railway Workshops, and this day allows them to experience family history by getting a sense for what working life was like in the past.

"It also allows them to see their museum, enjoy the hands-on exhibits and absorb the history, as we wouldn't be the tourist attraction that we are without the support of the community and we're humbled to tell their story.

"Young ones can let off some steam in the Nippers indoor playground or try out the Life Be In It outdoor activities, and keep busy with craft.

"As part of the event we enjoy welcoming back past workers of the site for a reunion. Besides giving them an opportunity to reminisce with old workmates, they're great at painting a picture of what life was like back in the day and how it's changed over the years."

It is also the last chance for visitors to see the Trainspotting and Three Foot Six photographic display.

Entry is free for past and present Queensland Rail employees and Ipswich residents.

Admission charges apply for non-Ipswich residents. Non-Ipswich residents receive 50% off normal entry when accompanied by an Ipswich resident.

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