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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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Small yet pleasant and interesting

I popped in seeing it was nearby the botanical gardens. Being a rather cold rainy Saturday I was... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Sydney, NSW
Tram ride at the Lake

Although this tram ride is only a short ride it was interesting to hear the driver talk about the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Melbourne, 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 19 August 2018

I popped in seeing it was nearby the botanical gardens. Being a rather cold rainy Saturday I was the only person there. It was nice climbing through the old trams, which had been kept maintained very well. I did learn some things about how trams...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Although this tram ride is only a short ride it was interesting to hear the driver talk about the local area and the history of the Ballarat Trams.

Thank SLJ05
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

After a week on the GOR we headed inland with no plan on where to go.. We stopped at the botanical gardens and cooked lunch and noticed the trans running.. We paid our 5$ and jumped on.. The driver Neville was amazing.. So generous with...More

Thank Garth S
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you garth for your praise. Our volunteers are very proud of their efforts to preserve a unique part of Ballarat's history and give visitors the opportunity to ride on little trams which were so important in transporting the city's residents and visitors in bygone...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Ballarat Tramway Museum has a wonderful collection of different tramcars, some being restored and some restored and running on the tramway along Wendouree Parade. There is a wide range of information housed in one of the tramcars, lots of photographs and information. This is...More

Thank Ros859
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our free visit to the tram museum, paying a small donation on entry. The kids loved siting In and ‘driving’ the trams. We also had the chance to ride in the tram for a small cost. That was really fun.

Thank beckany
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We enjoyed riding on the tram during our stay in Ballarat and going through the museum. Brought back some great memories

Thank Cynthia5555
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The trams on display are very well kept and you can sit inside them. Lots of history and interesting things to read about the trams. Some of the trams were from the 1800s and early 1900s. Fascinating!

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here as we were walking past, back from the botanic gardens. It is full of interesting information and the kids had a ball playing on the different trams. You can ring the bell and turn the wheel. Such fun! And free entry too....More

Thank zakkers
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Very interesting and has interactive technology for historic information. Worth visiting but toddler children won't enjoy it. They love the ride on the tram and walking to the fairy park after.More

Thank Daniel H
Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Daniel. You are certainly right about the younger children's response when riding the trams. Whenever i get the opportunity to be the tram driver for the day, I see so much wide eyed pleasure from the little ones. So many of those living nearby...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Spent over an hour looking around the Museum and talking to staff about the history of the Ballarat Tram service and the trams that are in their collection. Great to talk to people who know their subject matter. Well worth the time spent learning from...More

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Peter856, Manager at Ballarat Tramway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you "mycrown" for your review. Our enthusiastic volunteers are always happy to spend time with our visitors talking about Ballarat, its history and the trams which were part of the city's history for over eighty years. The tram ride gives everyone a chance to...More

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Response from Leo R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and there are conductors to help.
Heather T
13 July 2015|
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