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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Closed Now: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open today: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fun riding in an old open tram

The museum itself is free where you get to walk through old trams - donations are welcomed. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kazm76
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Geelong, Australia
HISTORY WORTH THE VISIT

Not only do you get to ride in an old electric tram and chat tot eh drivers, you also get to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Obanini1
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Canberra, Australia
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The Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteer members who are dedicated to preserving and operating a part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operate from 11:00 am every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school...more
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Wendouree Parade | Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is free where you get to walk through old trams - donations are welcomed. There were a few trams to look at and the kids enjoyed that. Then we paid a small fee to ride on an old tram past the lake....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only do you get to ride in an old electric tram and chat tot eh drivers, you also get to see some of the oldest trams is beautiful condition. A must for you visit in Ballarat.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Ballarat you need to go on a tram ride. Not only are the conductors wonderfully helpful and full of knowledge, you will get to experience beautiful scenery and appreciate the significant contribution trams have made to Ballarat history.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank vieras2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across the Tramway Museum on a walk around Lake Wendouree today... Neville greeted us straight away and gave us a personal tour through the Museum and workshop ... Neville walked and talked us through all the history about the Ballarat Trams and Restoration....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JAT5HATWHEJ
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This place is just walking distance from ex prisoners memorial place. You can see different versions of tram.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jimchacko
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Attended this tram with my Grandson and it was a very educating ride for both of us. The conductor was very friendly and helpful and was full of information. he allowed my Grandson to attempt to re-position the electric connection pole and was very good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Piesman11560
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you Piesman for your enthusiastic review. It is great when the young ones get so much pleasure out of riding on our trams. We hope you can bring your grandson back soon.

Reviewed 4 December 2018

A wander around the old trams in the museum, is a must do on a weekend when its open, free entry with plenty of volunteers around to explain more about what they are doing there. Much history of ballarat and the various trams in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leroyxx
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you so much for your great and very comprehensive review. High Tea was a new initiative this year and was so successful that it will be back on the first Sunday of each month from February. Meanwhile, our historic fleet will be running every...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

The staff really make this a great experieince. What could be a very simple musseum it comes alive with the passionate staff!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coastal62652148491
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

We are so proud of what we have managed to achieve in preserving the operation of Ballarat's trams in the streets just as they did for so many years in days gone by. It is so rewarding when our enthusiasm is recognised. Thank you Coastal62652148491!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

These are the only trams left in Ballarat. A small section of the railway runs along Lake Wendouree, can you imagine what it is like to travel in a tram made over 100 years old!, well, plan a trip to Ballarat and have a ride!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lance12399876
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The tram museum is a great peice of history to visit ,well worth cheching out lots of old trams pretty cool some great photo opportunities

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Helen H
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icareaboutmyfamily
16 June 2016|
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Response from leor369 | 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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