Take A Ride On A Vintage Tram

Regular opening hours resume on Sundays and Wednesdays after the extra winter school holiday operating days.

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Steam tram riders board the coupled set on arrival.
A coupled set of O class trams, Sydney’s most famous toastrack tram.

Take a step back in time at the Sydney Tramway Museum, a great day out for the whole family. It is a unique attraction in the Sutherland Shire for over 50 years, located at Loftus right next to the railway station and entirely run by volunteers. Sydney’s Trams were an important part of everyday life for over 80 years until 1961. You can experience them at the museum which houses a wide selection of Sydney Trams, plus an interstate collection of trams from Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ballarat, and Bendigo, as well as trams from overseas including San Francisco, Nagasaki, Munich, Milan and Berlin.

Jump on board and get your ticket from the conductor as you ‘Shoot Through Like A Bondi Tram’ along 4km’s of track towards Sutherland and the Royal National Park.

 

Then take time to check out the display hall full of some of our unique trams, including the oldest operating electric tram in Australia dating back to 1896.

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Volunteers assist passengers to board former Brisbane Tram 548.

Grab a photo behind the controls or take a seat on board. A wide range of equipment and memorabilia from the former Sydney system is preserved here and can be inspected. Enjoy the large photographic display from locations all over Sydney where the trams once ran.IMG_1281edit

 

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Get your tickets from the conductor.

Grab a bite to eat at the Kiosk which serves hot and cold food, ice creams, tea and coffee, and a variety of drinks. Or pop into the Souvenir Shop and pick up a book or DVD to learn more about the trams.

The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and every dollar from your ticket sale goes towards keeping the museum operational. We pride ourselves on being a hands on experience so young and old can enjoy the trams.

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Double Deck bus 2619 looks stunning just outside the workshop and is nearing completion.

 

 

Its more than just trams to. We also have a collection of vehicles which are in some way linked to the Tramways. These include Tower Wagons used to service the overhead trolley wire, an AEC Matador Recovery Vehicle which were used as the prime mover of the tramcar carrying trailer on which trams were transferred between various parts of the network, one of the last AEC double deck buses in Sydney representing the tramway replacement buses, and the sole surviving double deck trolley bus.

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Sydney R1 tram 1979 sits along side the AEC Matador just outside the workshop.

If you really enjoy your day out why not join up and lend a hand.
Learn skills in all areas from Track and Infrastructure, to Workshop, to Conducting and Driving. Pick up a membership form from one of our helpful volunteers.

 

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Join the team in the workshop restore trams to their former glory.
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An advertisement for conductors to join the Sydney Tramways. Why not join the museum and try your hand at a being a conductor.
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Trams aren’t just for the boys, here’s one of our female conductors. We also have the first female tram driver in N.S.W. as a member of the museum.

Operating Days:

… Wednesdays .. 10 – 3 pm

… Sundays   … 10 – 5 pm

 

The Royal National Park

Trams operate to The Royal National Park on all our open days. The first tram operates at 10.15am, then hourly. (Wednesday last trip departs National Park at 2:30pm, Sunday at 4:30pm.)

Between these trips there are shorter rides towards Sutherland.

Admission

Adults $18

Concession $12

Children $10 (under 5 free)

Family tickets

Family tickets: 2 adults and 2 children, additional children are free.  And it’s just $46. Includes admission to Display Hall and unlimited rides on our trams.

Our Day Tickets are multi ride – good for the day … and they include admission to our Display Hall where you can see our oldest and most interesting trams.