Visiting Us

Opening times
The Museum is open and trams operate every Wednesday and Sunday, with a maximum of 160 people on site only due to Covid-19.

Entry Fees

Seniors and concession card holders
Children who are enrolled at school
Preschool children
Family tickets: 2 adults and 1 child. Additional children in the family are free.

Special event days excepted, special days MAY have different prices. These will be indicated on the page promoting the event.

Admission covers entry to the Display Hall, unlimited tram rides on both the Museum’s and the Royal National Park lines, and use of picnic area, electric barbeques and other facilities on the day of your visit. A souvenir shop and kiosk are also provided.

For the convenience of visitors to the Royal National Park, an independent return fare of $6 adults, $4 child/concession is available on the Parklink service. Single (one-way) fares are $4 adults, $3 child/concession.

Prepaid vouchers

The museum can now offer pre-paid vouchers, ideal for as gifts. Please download the following form –

Please note – at this stage we can not accept online or Internet payments,  please download this form, fill out the type of tickets you need and post to the museum. For your security, do not send your credit card details by email.

Extra Days

At various times, particularly in the NSW School Holidays, we are open extra days. Precise up to date information regarding extra school holiday opening days is shown on the website’s front page as they approach.

Our consistent opening time is 10 a.m, with the first service to the Royal National Park at 10:15.  The last tram to the Royal National Park departs at 4.15 pm on Sundays and public holidays and at 2.15 pm on Wednesdays though we remain open until 5 pm on Sundays and holidays but only until 3 pm on Wednesdays.

January brings us some useful public holidays: New Year’s Day and Australia Day.

Last entry on all occasions is one hour before closure.

Trams operate to The Royal National Park every Sunday and public holiday, the first tram operates at 10.15am, then hourly with the last tram at 4.15 pm. On other days, National Park trams operate as required while the Museum is open.

Mobility Impaired Access

Mobility-impaired visitors have easy access to most of the site. However as the trams themselves were designed up to 120 years ago, access to the trams is somewhat restricted by their design. However, a platform is provided to ease access to trams and the Museum staff will assist wherever possible.


No animals, aside from accredited guide dogs, are permitted on the grounds of the Museum or on the trams.


Parking is not permitted within the museum site on traffic days. The diagram below shows where nearby parking spaces are otherwise available. The closest parking is along Pitt Street between the museum and TAFE, however, parking along Rawson Ave is also close by. Should car travel not be a viable option, we recommend using public transport by alighting at Loftus Station on the T4 Illawarra line; right next door to the museum.