MUSEUM ANNOUNCEMENT regarding COVID-19 Pandemic.

The museum currently operates on WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS with COVID guidelines in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to the museum.


After much planning, consultation and consideration, the Sydney Tramway Museum reopened from Sunday 9th August. The Museum will be open on Sundays only and is re-opening on Wednesdays again from February 10th. The safety of all at the museum is our priority, so strict covid guidelines will be in place to ensure that both visitors and volunteers are safe at all times. Volunteer staff and visitors to the Museum will need to observe the following: Social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Maximum of 160 visitors at the Museum at any one time.

All Visitors must record their contact details on entry (similar to Clubs and restaurants) for Covid tracing should it become necessary.

Display Hall: limit of 40 persons at any one time. Limited numbers will also apply in the Bookshop and Kiosk.

Contactless payment preferred and tickets will not be sold on our trams.

Hand sanitiser will be available to volunteer staff and visitors as they board trams and in the display hall, at the front gate, and in the shops.

Cleaning of all tram handrails and seats will occur after every trip.

Limited passenger numbers on tram journeys (following Covid guidelines) Families can travel together on trams.

Please remember it is vital that if you have any symptoms including:

Fever, Cough, Sore Throat, Shortness Of Breath, Nausea/Vomiting, Difficulty Breathing


Had close contact with someone suspected of having coronavirus

That you POSTPONE your visit to the Museum.

The re-opening of the museum is dependent on our volunteers meeting strict protocols and Health guidelines. Changes to government restrictions and circumstances can occur without notice, so please check our website or Facebook page on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment. Thank you to all our Museum volunteers who have continued to support the museum through efforts such as maintenance on site, but also to those who are at home and help behind the scenes with admin and other important work that has ensured that the Museum is ready to commence operations again. Thanks also to the many who have continued to donate to the Museum during the enforced Covid shutdown, we really appreciate your support. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating soon. Your ongoing support is both vital and appreciated! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum very soon!

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