NSW Fires and park closures
The risk will be assessed prior to each operating day over the summer season, we will endeavour to announce both here and on social media channels if the conditions warrant a suspension of services.
The museum officers take advice from the Rural Fire Service and the Parks management when making these decisions and follow their expert advice accordingly.
OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY
ENTIRELY VOLUNTEER RUN!
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 (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.
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.
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.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
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.
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.
… 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 https://www.facebook.com/SydneyTramwayMuseum/ for special events including our annual Vintage Tramway Festival on the last Sunday in February.
AVAILABLE FOR FILM AND TV HIRE
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.