The Workshops Rail Museum
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.
Key science sectors
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
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
The Workshops Rail Museum, Lot 32 North Street, North Ipswich, 4305
- 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
Achievements of the centre
- Hosts of the World Science Festival Brisbane
- Biodiversity collection of over 2.5 million specimens from Queensland and adjacent Indo-Pacific regions
- Largest and most significant geosciences collections in the southern hemisphere
Other centres in Queensland
- Queensland statutory authority
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