Take A Ride On A Vintage Tram


The Sydney Tramway Museum will be open every Wednesday and Sunday these holidays.
Sundays – 10am-5pm
Wednesdays – 10am-3pm
Don’t forget that our covid safe rules require you wear a mask indoors and on trams, check-in using the QR code and be double vaccinated to enter. We look forward to your visit.


In line with the latest NSW Government Covid Directive, please remember the following:

A. All staff and visitors over 16 years are required to be double-vaccinated or hold a medical exemption certificate.
B. All staff and visitors over 16 must produce evidence of such vaccination or medical exemption on arrival. That evidence may be digital or printed.
C. All staff and visitors must check-in via the Museum’s QR code or provide written details.
D. Masks are to be worn indoors, including in trams, except for children under the age of 12 years.
E. Density limits of 1 person per 4 square metres indoors (including on trams) and 1 person per 2 square metres outside.
F. Symptomatic visitors or staff will not be admitted.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

These restrictions help us to ensure the safety of our volunteers and visitors. The museum still has to consider what measures should be taken to protect volunteers and visitors, as far as is reasonably practicable, from the spread of Covid. This is part of our general safety responsibilities under WH&S and under the Rail Safety legislation.We look forward to welcoming visitors to our museum during operating days Wednesdays 10am to 3pm and Sundays 10am to 5pm.



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.

Y1 611 and O1111 passing in Tramway Ave

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 (Operating for over 25 years).

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.

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.

Vintage Tramway Festival 2017
Get your ticket 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.


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.

Join the team in the workshop restore trams to their former glory.

We are in need of more volunteers to help out, so if you really enjoy visit to the museum why not come back, become a member, and lend a hand. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the museum, from Traffic being conductor and driver to helping in the workshop, cleaning, and even admin.

An advertisement for conductors to join the Sydney Tramways. Why not join the museum and try your hand at a being a conductor.  

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.

Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for special events including our annual Vintage Tramway Festival on the last Sunday in February.


Looking for an ideal location for photography or filming. Contact us for a great setting. Check out our museum and trams used in films such as ‘Ladies In Black’, or ‘Harp In The South’, both filmed on location at the museum.

Something a bit different for your wedding, why not get photos with our trams. The perfect backdrop for your special day. We can arrange a time for you and your wedding party to get those memorable shots with our vintage trams. Email us today to sort out a time and day.

There’s Always Something New….

Keep an eye on our website and facebook page for all the latest activities and going-ons at the museum. New exhibits and trams arrive regularly. Check out the latest tram from 1997 Variotram 2107.

The museums latest addition to the collection. Sydney Variotram 2107.