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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Closed Now: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The staff really make this a great experieince. What could be a very simple musseum it comes alive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
103 Year old trams

These are the only trams left in Ballarat. A small section of the railway runs along Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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The Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteer members who are dedicated to preserving and operating a part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operate from 11:00 am every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school...more
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Wendouree Parade | Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5334 1580
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff really make this a great experieince. What could be a very simple musseum it comes alive with the passionate staff!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are the only trams left in Ballarat. A small section of the railway runs along Lake Wendouree, can you imagine what it is like to travel in a tram made over 100 years old!, well, plan a trip to Ballarat and have a ride!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tram museum is a great peice of history to visit ,well worth cheching out lots of old trams pretty cool some great photo opportunities

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We recently went here with my two young children. We have been a few times. You can go on the trams they run frequently and the kids love it. They have cozy knitted blankets on the tram for the cold Ballarat weather. Staff are volunteers...More

Thank Kath P
Peter856, Secretary at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kath P. for your wonderful comments. With reviews also from Priddyparks and Leonie B the Museum has been given 5 stars three times in a few days. Our volunteers will be very 'chuffed' that their enthusiasm is so appreciated

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited the tram museum with our three young children(4 and under). They loved playing/driving the tram that was on show in the museum. We also were very impressed with the volunteers and their service. They were all very welcoming, knowledgeable and fantastic with the...More

Thank Priddyparks
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday I took my three Grand children aged 7 yrs 5 yrs and 16 months old on the Heritage tram around lake Wendoree . Neville the conductor greeted us with the most warmest friendly welcome aboard .. He was just amazing and so informative was...More

Thank leonieb829
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I popped in seeing it was nearby the botanical gardens. Being a rather cold rainy Saturday I was the only person there. It was nice climbing through the old trams, which had been kept maintained very well. I did learn some things about how trams...More

Thank jebskulker
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Although this tram ride is only a short ride it was interesting to hear the driver talk about the local area and the history of the Ballarat Trams.

Thank SLJ05
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

After a week on the GOR we headed inland with no plan on where to go.. We stopped at the botanical gardens and cooked lunch and noticed the trans running.. We paid our 5$ and jumped on.. The driver Neville was amazing.. So generous with...More

Thank Garth S
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you garth for your praise. Our volunteers are very proud of their efforts to preserve a unique part of Ballarat's history and give visitors the opportunity to ride on little trams which were so important in transporting the city's residents and visitors in bygone...More

Reviewed May 7, 2018

The Ballarat Tramway Museum has a wonderful collection of different tramcars, some being restored and some restored and running on the tramway along Wendouree Parade. There is a wide range of information housed in one of the tramcars, lots of photographs and information. This is...More

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June 16, 2016|
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Response from leor369 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and there are conductors to help.
Heather T
July 13, 2015|
Response from Peter856 | Property representative |
Hi Heather. The tram normally only operates on weekends, Victorian school and public holidays but if you would like to contact me via info@ our web address with further information about your proposed visit and the planned... More