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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 theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

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 theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 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 http://www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Family Fun Found All Over Ipswich

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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
Source: http://www.qt.com.au/news/family-fun-found-all-over-ipswich/2360459/
By Anna Hartley

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Platform 9 Restaurant and Bar | Metro Hotel Ipswich International

Platform 9 Restaurant and Bar is not just a restaurant. While we are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, we also offer café style coffees and cakes throughout the day.
Platform 9 Restaurant and Bar Ipswich is the preferred dining spot for visitors, locals and the Ipswich business and networking community.
So whether you require a five star a-la-carte dinner or just want to pop in for coffee with friends, Platform 9 Restaurant and Bar Ipswich is the best place around!
The restaurant is open from morning to night to please all patrons, from hotel guests and visitors to Ipswich locals.
Opening Hours
Platform 9 Restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week, meals are available at the following times.
Monday – Friday
  • Breakfast: 06:30am to 09:30am
  • Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm Monday-Friday
  • Dinner: 06:00pm to 09:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
  • Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:00am
  • Saturday Dinner: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Sunday Dinner: 05:30pm to 08:30pm
For the enjoyment of all guests staying at the hotel room service is available 24 hours a day.
Bar Opening Hours
Adjoining the main restaurant is a stylish lounge and bar, perfect for drinks after work, entertaining clients or pre-dinner drinks
  • Mon – Fri   10:00 – Late
  • Sat – Sun  17:00 – Late
  • Platform Nine is open to the public and to hotel guests.
  • Dress code: No singlets, no torn clothing & no thongs.
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- See more at: http://platform9ipswich.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/platform-9-restaurant-and-bar-metro.html#sthash.jGQXXwRo.dpuf

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What's On Ipswich: Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story show - ipswich hotel


Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story “Intimate & Acoustic”, starring Darren Coggan, is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more.



A journey back in time to the well of inspiration, recreating Cat’s timeless songs as they were originally written – on an acoustic guitar and piano, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.



Hear twenty-four hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists.



From Moonshadow, to Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Father & Son, First Cut Is The Deepest, Hard Headed Woman and Peace Train, Darren Coggan traces the path of a man who never stopped wondering about how to make the world a better place.



When: Sun, 29 Jun 2014

Location: Stars Cafe

Time: Open 4:30 pm | Show Starts 6:00 pm

Price: from $50.00







Tickets to show available from Ipswich Civic centre website: https://www.patronbase.com/_Ipswich/Sections/Choose?prod_id=0481&perf_id=1



For more info: http://www.ipswichciviccentre.com.au/peace-train-the-cat-stevens-story/





Coming to Ipswich for the show? Need accommodation at Ipswich?



Look no further than Metro Hotel Ipswich International:



Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story show - metro hotel ipswich international


This city centre hotel overlooks city parklands and walking distance to the Ipswich Civic Centre which is next door to the Hotel and this is the premier entertainment venue in Ipswich.



The hotel has a reputation for personalised service whether this is for a hotel function or conference, weddings, business or leisure accommodation or dining at Platform 9 restaurant.



Nearby tourist attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, the Queensland Workshop Railway Museum and for the adventure seekers and family fun there’s balloon rides to high adrenaline packages by helicopter, airboat and paintball.



Ipswich is 35 km from Brisbane and 66 km from Brisbane’s airport. Complimentary on site car parking and lift access to all floors from the car park and reception.



Visit Metro Hotel Ipswich International website: http://www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/queensland/metro-hotel-ipswich-international/welcome/