For the past 50 years, The Brisbane Tramway Museum has been devoted to the restoration, maintenance and operation of what remains of Brisbane’s trams.
For some 80 years, trams were the mainstay of public transport in Brisbane, carrying their passengers to work, sport, recreation and most other events There were few buses and few trains so trams carried the majority of citizens to their various activities.
Set in about 5 acres at Ferny Grove, the museum has six fully operational trams ranging in age from 117 years to a youthful 54!! Plus a working replica horse-drawn tram from the late 1800’s.
There are two other trams undergoing restoration with several more to follow. All work is carried out by volunteers—there are NO PAID employees. Tram crew are subject to strict medical tests and to random Drug & Alcohol testing.
Included in the museum is the Ferny Grove Mens’ Shed, whose members assist with the tram works and also perform work for other local organisations.
The museum is open each Sunday (weather permitting) from 12.30 pm to 4pm, with all six trams available for rides. It is also available for charters by groups such as pensioner clubs, service clubs, weddings etc
For more information and bookings please ring 3351 1776 or The Brisbane Tramway’s Website
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