The Workshops Rail Museum

Queensland Government

The Workshops Rail Museum, part of the Queensland Museum, focuses upon research and presentation of Queensland's story of transport and industrialisation. The Museum conducts internationally significant research into cultures and histories, geological and biological sciences and environment, and is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts that tell the changing story of Queensland. With expert knowledge in history, archaeology, anthropology and cultural studies we reveal new knowledge about societies and cultures. Through objects we demonstrate and illustrate these important aspects of our shared heritage. Our research is published in books, journals, magazines and online at the Queensland Historical Atlas.

Organisation type
  • Queensland statutory authority
  • Not-for-profit
  • Museum
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
The Workshops Rail Museum, Lot 32 North Street, North Ipswich QLD 4305

Strengths and capabilities

  • Cultural and historical research

Facilities and major equipment

  • Queensland Centre for Biodiversity
  • Queensland Museum - Brisbane
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • Molecular Identities Laboratory

Lead researcher

  • Doctor John Hooper—Head of Biodiversity & Geosciences Program at the Queensland Museum, John is an international authority on sponges
  • Doctor Rob Adlard—Head of Marine Zoology & Senior Curator of Parasitology

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