The Sydney Tramway Museum is the oldest museum of its kind in Australia and is a fantastic family-friendly destination.
For anyone who has wondered what it would be like to get on board a tram in the early 20th century, this museum is a fantastic place to learn about the history of trams.
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The museum was officially opened in 1965 on the fringes of the Royal National Park before it was relocated to its present site near the Loftus Railway Station back in 1988.
On arrival, one of the first things that you will notice is the sandstone facade that stands majestically within the museum’s compound. This structure has historical significance as it previously stood close to Railway Square before it was re-built at the Sydney Tramway Museum.
Start at the Visitors Centre where you will discover and learn more about the museum’s history. Pass by the Display Hall where you’ll find an excellent collection of trams that ran in Sydney, Australia and different parts of the world.
Photography buffs will be enthralled by the historic photographs of the city’s transport in the early days. From railway cars to buses and trams, there is so much to learn while at this museum. Take a photo at the controls or just enjoy the memorabilia on display.
Get on board and enjoy the tram ride of a lifetime as the tram makes it way along the 4-kilometre stretch that heads towards the Royal National Park and ends at the old railway station platform. If you are time-strapped but are in need of a quick tram ride, then take on the northerly direction that leads past the Army depot and terminates at the present terminus.
Amenities available at the Sydney Tramway Museum include a kiosk that sells refreshments and picnic grounds. The museum is open on Wednesdays and Sundays.