Opening times: Australia Day & Sundays - 10.00 until 5.00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10.00 until - 3.00 pm

 

FINAL OPEN DAY

THIS MONTH

 

Normal schedule resumes

Wed 28th January 10 - 3

Sun 1st February 10 - 5

Our normal times:

Wednesdays 10 - 3

Sundays 10 - 5

Thank you to the many who came to ride Australian-made trams on Australia Day!

We hope you enjoyed Australia Day with us.

Brisbane four motor

In the grand era of Australian tramways which ran well into the 1950s, all trams in Australia were made locally. Some components, electric motors, for example, were imported but, to a large extent, each state designed their own, though they took much pride in assisting each other.

Celebrate Australia Day aboard genuinely Australian transport!

A visit to the Display Hall includes some interstate trams. Look around and you can find them.

Grandparents relive old memories especially with the Bondi "toastrack tram" on loan from the PowerHouse Museum, in its early colour scheme. Refreshments, tea, coffee, ice creams are available from our small green kiosk.

Then there's also our souvenir and bookshop. It's tucked inside a green and cream corridor tram parked against a brick building. Our selection includes books and videos of interstate trams!Melbourne tram

Pictured: top, on our Australia Day holiday, we might mention favourite trams which come from different states. The top picture shows the final tram type in Brisbane where they enjoyed a large system.

Middle: our most used Melbourne tram is captured by a holidaying Mum. The writing on its side remindes us all of its shortlived period in Canberra. Our photo by Liam Brundle.

Lower: This picture, a genuine 1950s shot of Sydney's final model of trams, a 56 seater corridor tram with plush leather or vinyl seats. A tram of this type crosses tracks outside the Sydney Stadium at Rushcutters Bay to transport post war teenage rock fans to the city to catch their afternoon trains home.

Conveniently, there was a depot full of these trams just across the road - poised to emerge as soon as the fans did. They knew how to plan transport in those days!

Photo: Leon Manny.

Updated on 27th January.

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Group Booking Hotline

Families or bunches of friends have no need to book, but bus loads of visitors should. More details: -

Seniors' groups,
Vacation Care Centres

Schools

9542 3604

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