Ballarat Tramway Museum
Ballarat Tramway Museum
Ballarat Tramway Museum
Ballarat Tramway Museum

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Address: Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree, Victoria 3350

Phone: 03 5334 1580  


Travel on part of Ballarat's Living History with the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

History lives in Ballarat and in Wendouree Parade. Take a ride on one of the 90 year old trams which provided Ballarat's main form of passenger service until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers 1.3km of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens by the western side of the tranquil Lake Wendouree and takes about 20 minutes.

The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive the tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat.

The Museum is one of a few purely volunteer groups in the world operating tramcars on a public road and over a section of original track.

At the depot there is a museum display of photographs and tramway memorabilia for visitors. The tramcar fleet and workshops area can also be inspected.

The tramcar collection includes Ballarat Horse Tram No. 1, three Electric Supply Company of Victoria tramcar bodies, twelve tramcars which initially ran in Melbourne between 1913 and 1951, and three acquired directly from Melbourne by the Museum in 1975.

Content: Ballarat Tramway Museum


  • Car park

Opening hours

Trams are available for private hire.

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
12:30pm -5:00pm
Throughout the year.

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