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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Wendouree Parade | Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5334 1580
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about 15 vintage trams to see

great history of trams in ballarat from 1st that were pulled by horses. the kids love ringing the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
petersgn33
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Tramway museum is a fine and comprehensive collection of rolling stock from those days long gone... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteer members who are dedicated to the task of preserving and operating part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operate between 12:30 and 5:00pm every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school holidays. The trams 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. It is usually open every Tuesday from 10:30am. Group visits can usually be arranged at any time for groups as diverse as schools, senior citizens and wedding parties. A recent addition to the tram fleet is "Cuthberts 939", our function tram. It is fitted with a small kitchen and is ideal for small functions (catering can be arranged). Check our web site for further information.
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Wendouree Parade | Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

great history of trams in ballarat from 1st that were pulled by horses. the kids love ringing the bells

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tramway museum is a fine and comprehensive collection of rolling stock from those days long gone. All trams on display are in very good condition and the museum's active members take good care of them. We were in Ballarat on a weekday when the museum...More

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Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SneekerGeeker for your great review. In addition to our normal operating days on most Tuesdays there is a sizeable number of volunteers working to restore the trams. There is always someone available to give a tour of the Museum and often there is...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Take yourself back in time and go see the Tramway Museum in Ballarat.. A very unique experience... A MUST SEE !!!

1  Thank Ornella M
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The Tram Museum is located very close to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Many old trams on display. Some are still working. A good place to have an idea about the nature of old trams and its history. Free tram rides were available on Begonia Festival...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed our tram ride thanks to Neville the tram driver he's very passionate about what he's doing, very informative and he made the experience interactive by letting my kids participate in what he's doing. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done Neville!👍👏👐

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable ride along the side of the beautiful Lake Wendouree .Relax while your tram driver takes you on your short ride

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I had a fantastic time at the Museum the staff were only to happy to show us around and take us for a tram ride even tho it was not in one of there regular times. Very nolagble on the history the willing to show...More

1  Thank Reon L
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you Reon for your review. Our volunteers try so hard to ensure that our visitors have a great time and at the same time learn about Ballarat and the history of its trams. Reviews such as yours encourage them to continue to give many...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time on the tram and enjoyed learning about the history. Tram driver was pleasant and informative! Highly recommended.

1  Thank kit_kat009
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Our volunteers are really passionate about the Ballarat trams and are keen to talk about their place in Ballarat's history.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

I was surprised at how good the tram museum was. The engineers were at the museum and asked us if we would like a tour. They let us on some of the trams they were working on and even took us down into the pit....More

1  Thank Chad H
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This little place is really cute with lots of trams to look at. Staff know their stuff and are friendly and keen to share their knowledge! Really enjoyed the tram ride too :)

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icareaboutmyfamily
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Response from Leo R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and there are conductors to help.
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Heather T
13 July 2015|
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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
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