The Toyland Express event at The Workshops Rail Museum is set to entertain families these Easter school holidays.
The Toyland Express event at The Workshops Rail Museum is set to entertain families these Easter school holidays. Contributed

Puppets and toys for young and old at Workshops Rail Museum

The Toyland Express event at The Workshops Rail Museum is set to entertain families these Easter school holidays.
The Toyland Express event at The Workshops Rail Museum is set to entertain families these Easter school holidays. Contributed

IPSWICH youngsters will have the chance to wander back in time when the Workshops Rail Museum hosts an historical holiday program soon.

Headlining the event, which runs between March 30 and April 14, is Ehmers Puppets which introduces children to the longstanding artistry and entertainment of marionette puppets.

Fun and Games, another new exhibition, will showcase toy collections from the 1900s through to current times, including changing toy technology.

Children can also participate in a session creating puppets out of recycled materials.

Workshops Rail Museum director Andrew Moritz said his team had had a fantastic time preparing for the event.

"Our curatorial team are used to working with industrial collection items, so to look at toys from childhood has been lots of fun and provoked marvellous memories," Mr Moritz said.

"With some of the items on display, you can just imagine your parents and grandparents keeping themselves entertained for hours.

"In direct contrast we have contemporary toys that are vastly different thanks to technology and progressive imaginations."

Visitors can also build and decorate their own wooden toy train for $10.

Phone 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.



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