Ballarat Tramway Museum, Ballarat

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Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteers dedicated to the preservation and operation of part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operate during the afternoon every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school holidays. They run along Wendouree Parade through the beautiful and historic Botanical Gardens. Nearby Lake Wendouree is visible for most of the journey of fifteen to twenty minutes. At the Tram Depot, a tram has been ingeniously converted into a display room where many tramway relics are on view. A short DVD presentation documents the history of tramways in Ballarat. All the Museum’s trams are also on display including Horse Tram No 1 from 1887. Souvenirs are available for sale both on the trams and at the Depot. The Tram Depot is open on weekends and at other times when volunteer staffing permits. Group visits can usually be arranged at any time for groups as diverse as schools, senior citizens, and wedding parties (catering can be arranged). Plan your visit to Ballarat Tramway Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ballarat trip planner.
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  • Traveling on the tram is excellent value at $5. A fun way to spend 30 minutes and see a part of Ballarat's history. The tram runs along the lake so there is lots to see while traveling. The museum...  more »
  • This tramway museum is a real labour of love for the dedicated volunteers & well worth the visit. There is quite a collection of trams & information about the tram’s history is thoughtfully...  more »
  • First of all, we were so lucky to find the museum open at 7 pm. Secondly, 74 years old volunteer engineer gave us a tour and he was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you SIR for accommodating us so late, we will remember you and museum.
  • BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED TRAMS THAT WERE ONCE REGULAR PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN BALLARAT The trams now run only on a short track at the Botanical Gardens at Lake Wendouree but it's well worth a visit. $5 for adults and discount for a family ticket for a pleasant trip on the tram. The museum is worth checking out too.

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