The City of Ipswich’s latest historical exhibitions

There is always something going on in the City of Ipswich, just a 30-minute drive from Brisbane. The city has a vibrant cultural scene mixed with its rich history – creating an event and exhibition calendar that is jam-packed.

From the 12th of August 2019 to the 2nd of February 2020, The Workshops Rail Museum is playing host to an exhibition dedicated to The Bush Mechanics. In fact, they have two of the original cars from the series on display! The Bush Mechanics is a TV series that focuses on indigenous handymen who keep cars running, tied together with spinifex and propped up by branches.

When you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted by an old EJ Holden station wagon…or what’s left of it. There’s also an old Ford Fairlane in the corner, both in the same condition as they left their last shoots in.

The Workshops Rail Museum has another cool event coming up. The End of an Era celebrates the 50th anniversary of the end of steam in Queensland. Held on the 30th of November 2019, it’s bound to be a blast!

Did you know that the Ipswich Art Gallery was once the Mechanic’s School of Arts? Back in 1861, it was built for 150 pounds. Since then, it has played host to many town balls and royal visits; and was subsequently heritage-listed. There is a permanent heritage exhibition, but there is always something new on display. It’s definitely worth sussing out their website for all the details.

After a big day on the road, you’re going to want a little cuppa, some time off your feet and maybe even a sweet treat. Little Mode Cupcakery comes from the creative mind of Irene McCudden. Coming from a family of nine, she learnt to bake from an early age. Fast forward a couple of years and a cake-decorating qualification later, Irene opened up her own store, sitting pretty in the Boulevard on Limestone Street. Her cupcakes are nothing short of indulgent and have to be seen to be believed.

Discover Ipswich is the perfect spot to have a little gander at what else is happening in the City of Ipswich.