Vintage Tramway Festival

Two great anniversaries in one weekend!


The Sydney Tramway Museum will mark the two important anniversaries for Sydney with a two day long Festival in February 2011 ;

150 years of Tramways in Sydney, and
50 years since the closure of Sydney’s first generation Tramway.

Sydney’s first horse tramway commenced operating along Pitt St in 1861. It was the first tramway in Australia and commenced only a few months behind London’s first tramway. From small beginnings grew one of the largest steam, and then electric tramways in the world. By the 1930s Sydney had the second largest tramway in the Empire. Sydney’s first generation tramway closed in 1961, but 50 years on, trams now operate along the Sydney Light Rail system and at Australia’s largest tramway Museum at Loftus.

The 2011 Sydney Vintage Tramway Festival will feature operating historic trams and there will be visiting vintage and veteran cars, vintage bus rides and some surprises too.

Admittance Costs will be at the same price as our normal operating days.
With so many trams on view and operating, these represent OUTSTANDING VALUE!

Adults: $15
Child:…………$ 8 (under 5 admitted free)
Concession: $10
Family: $46 (2 Adults, 2 children, additional child free!)

Festival Admission includes unlimited tram and bus rides as well as tours of the Museum Display Hall on both days of the Festival.


On Festival Saturday, the museum will open at 9.00 am (first tram departs at 9.15am) and closes at 9.00pm. Trams and buses operate at frequent intervals during the day.

On Festival Sunday, the museum will open at 9.00am and close at 5.00pm.

KIOSK and BOOKSHOP: The museum has Kiosk facilities for light refreshments and a “Sausage Sizzle” will be in operation. Visitors can also visit our Green Tram Bookshop for souvenirs, books, postcards and DVDs.

BBQs: Our electric barbecues and picnic grounds are available for use at no extra charge.