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  |  Fax: 03 5334 1580  


Enjoy Ballarat's Living History by travelling by tram with the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

History lives in Ballarat and in Wendouree Parade. Take a ride in one of the 90 year old trams which provided Ballarat's main form of public transport until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers almost one and a half kilometres of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens situated by the western side of the tranquil Lake Wendouree. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive a 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 where the story of the Ballarat trams and its people is told through photographs and tramway memorabilia. The tramcar fleet and workshops area can also be inspected. Souvenir items may be purchased.

The tramcar collection includes Ballarat Horse Tram No. 1, dating from 1887 and, under restoration, two trams from the original Electric Supply Company of Victoria fleet. The running fleet consists of nine tramcars which initially ran in Melbourne and arrived in Ballarat between 1930 and 1951, and three acquired directly from Melbourne by the Museum.

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Children aged between three and sixteen.


Payment methods accepted

Cash Only 

Cancellation and booking policy

Visa and MasterCard available for souvenir sales purchases


  • Car park

Opening hours

The Museum welcomes Probus, school and other groups visiting outside normal operating hours by prior arrangement. Wedding and functions utilising the trams can be arranged.

Weekends, public and school holidays
12:30pm -5:00pm


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Disabled access

Disabled access is limited due to the historic tramcars being built in an earlier era.

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