Tramway Turns 50

The 28th July will be a big day to watch out for this month, The Tramway Museum turns 50 and there are huge celebrations in store! 

Celebrations will kick off at 10am and run until about 3pm with continuous tram rides happening all day. The full fleet of six trams will be in operation, from the 117 year old ‘Matchbox’ to the modern (just 54 years old!) Phoenix. Other vehicles will be on display, including a horse-drawn tram, trolley bus and two service vehicles.

Currently, students from Ferny Grove State High School are busy working on two murals which will be officially unveiled by Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Adrian Schrinner. Members of the school band will  also entertain visitors during the morning.

The main tram shed will be dedicated to the memory of the Tramway Museums inaugural President Bill Daniells who did so much to make this museum a reality.

There will also be two food trucks and an ice cream van and a coffee van to make sure no one goes hungry or thirsty! There are spacious lawn areas just right for picnics so pack up the picnic rug.

In addition, for the kids there will be FREE FACE PAINTING 

‘The museum takes this opportunity to thank The Brisbane City Council for its generous support of this event.’ said a Tramway Museums spokesperson.

So, for a different day out – bring the family and experience a living part of Brisbane’s history!

For further details, including fares, please see the flyer below.

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