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On the Move

Planes, trains and automobiles – all manner of transport is the theme of On the Move, a new interactive children’s exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

On the Move, a new family friendly exhibition that explores transport in all its forms, opened in the Children’s Gallery at the Ipswich Art Gallery on 27 February 2021.  Created by Sydney Living Museums in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, On the Move takes visitors on a journey around Australia, discovering fascinating facts about different modes of transport and vehicles along the way.  Designed especially for children and families, On the Move is a highly engaging exhibition that offers hands-on discovery of incredible journeys, unique inventions, amazing vehicles and intrepid explorers across the county.

Discover how transportation works in busy cities and how fuel choices you make can have a positive impact on the environment.  See how transport modes have evolved over time – the trials, the failures and the successes.   Develop your fantasy trip, fuel up at the servo, craft your dream machine and build a vehicle for the future from Lego® and test it on a futuristic city track.

It will be in the gallery until July 18.

Images and copy available Contact Carly Morrissey 3810 7712

All aboard the Circus Train

This Easter holidays book in for the Circus Train at The Workshops Rail Museum.

Have fun in Action Alley playing circus games and show off your skills like hula hoops and stilt walking.

Circus entertainment daily at 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Wander the Circus Train display with 20 historical photos of the circus trains in Queensland including an historic film from the 1940s with the “greatest show on earth” rolling into Queensland, Wirth’s Circus.

Get creative in the craft area and make your own clown hat.

Entry includes museum displays including the diesel train simulator, sciencentre and nippers railway.

The Circus Train runs from Saturday April 3 – Sunday April 18.


Images and copy available, contact Danica Wilson

Spooky new ghost tours

Historic Australia has added two new spooky tours to their line-up.  Starting next month a new Haunted Ipswich CBD walking tour will kick off and a new Goodna Cemetery walking tour.  The tours follow the success of the Ipswich Cemetery Tours.

The new tours were created with the help of a tourism grant from Ipswich City Council and will showcase some of Ipswich’s darker history.

Contact Nikki Porta 0401 666 442

Japanese Tea Ceremony

The first Japanese Tea Ceremony of the year will kick off on March 27 with three sessions running.  Join in for a cultural tour from 9am, 11.15am and 1.30pm.  Learn about the cultural practice and its significance and take part in the ceremony if you wish.  Tours are capped at 14 participants.

Famils are available contact Carly Morrissey 3812 7712

Autumn menus

As the cooler weather moves into Ipswich restaurants are starting to change menus to include seasonal produce.

Dovetails’ new menu embraces modern Australian seafood with dishes including aniseed myrtle squid, Noosa scallops, Furikake oysters and zucchini flowers.  There’s also lemon myrtle crocodile, salmon nicoise, North QLD Barramundi and seafood risotto on the menu.

While the Pumpyard has new brisket loaded fries, 16 hours smoked brisket and a new chilli burger challenge.

The hottest burger challenge has a 150g beef and chilli patty with lettuce, onion, tomato, reaper chilli cheese, honey, beer seeded mustard, smokey ketchup and aioli, served with reaper salted fries and a scoop of reaper ice cream!

Essence of Indya is also releasing a new tappas menu for autumn and new lunch specials.

Chai House has added a new all day breakfast menu with a nourishing bowl of smoked salmon, avocado, roasted mushroom, sweet potato, blistered cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, beetroot hummus and poached eggs.  There’s also marinated roasted mushrooms, smashed avocado and sweet potato and an American breakfast with grilled halloumi.  Crowd favourites Nepalese wok noodles and Mount Everest fried rice are still on the menu.  But you can also get a mountain goat curry and chicken momos with homemade sauce.

Contact Cass Doherty (Chai House) 0422 833 614, Abbie Glossop (Dovetails and Pumpyard) 0439 439 710 and Sid Tripathi (Essence of Indya) 0458 800 950.

What’s on in March

This March there’s more than 30 things to do in Ipswich from motorsport to theatre, colour runs and more… See the list here:

New members

We also welcome new tourism members Imbibis Craft Distillery and St Shoebill this month.

St Shoebill has been up and running for a while with a smashing menu, in the place where Fourthchild used to be located and Imbibis is currently open for tour and tastings by appointment.

All famil inquiries can be sent to Carly Morrissey on or by phoning 3810 7712.

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