Sydney Tramway Museum

Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus: Hours, Address, Sydney Tramway Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Sydney Tramway Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bill
Port Macquarie, Australia5 contributions
interesting museum
Dec. 2020
worth visiting, run by happy and friendly volunteers. Free tram ride included with entry cost. A must for lovers of early trams
Written 17 January 2021
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MOINSYD
Sydney, Australia183 contributions
Rides included in the ticket.
Dec. 2020 • Family
Nice surprise. We’ve spent a couple of hours there. The ticket includes rides on two different vintage trams, one from Sydney and the other one from Melbourne. The line to the National Park was closed for repairs. The Hall was full of tramways! From Australia but also from overseas. The prison tram was something I didn’t know exist! Staff is friend and passionate.
Written 27 December 2020
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nick164
Sydney, Australia2,067 contributions
Worth the trip.
Nov. 2019
Located a couple of minutes walk from Loftus train station, it's a bit of a journey from the city but worth it. The museum has an impressive collection of trams with lots of information boards. The volunteer staff are friendly and passionate. The short journey on the tram into the Royal National Park was great fun.
Written 25 December 2019
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Kevin R
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Great Day
Dec. 2019
Experienced riding 100 year old trams with a barbeque in great bushland setting between rides. History of the City of Sydney in photographs in the museum was very interesting.
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Written 25 December 2019
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Experience248434
Hoyerswerda, Germany1 contribution
Not what I expected
Nov. 2019 • Friends
I wanted to go to Royal National Park. 20$ for the entry to the museum as well as the tram into the park.

Turns out the tram is going just a tiny bit (seriously) into the national park and stops in the middle of nowhere. No signs where to walk. The said we can go and walk around but the tram will leave in a few minutes to go back.

Nevertheless it was a total waste of time and money.
Written 23 November 2019
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Petesyd2204
Sydney37 contributions
Great day out
Sep. 2019
Had wanted to visit the tramway museum for a while but never got there. Great set up! Worth a visit...go back in Sydney’s history and explore the museum and ride the restored trams. They’ve done an excellent job to document our transport history. The volunteers are great! They do a good job of explaining the history of the trams. Enjoyed going on the tram line into the Royal National Park, some really good walks.
Written 29 September 2019
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Michael N
Lawson, Australia1,160 contributions
Fantastic Experienece
Sep. 2019
This is not just a static museum of the history of the trams with lots of trams on display and a wonderful collection of photographs. The admission price includes trips to Sutherland and into the National Park on some of these trams. You can even go for a walk in the park and catch a later tram back.
I caught trams in Sydney during the 50s and it was wonderful to relive those memories. It was particularly interesting in the context of light rail now being restored to the CBD.
The restored trams are in excellent condition and you can step aboard most of them.
There is also a dummy driver's cabin on which the children can play.
The entire operation is run by volunteers and they are all passionate about what they do ! The unfortunate thing is that they desperately need more volunteers. If you live in the area I would strongly encourage you to go and have a chat with them. They would be very grateful for any assistance you can offer.
Written 25 September 2019
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Ian F
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Fantastic
Aug. 2019 • Friends
This is a very interesting Museum. Firstly you can go on short rides on the Trams. The group I was with travelled on an historic Japanese tram and then an old Sydney tram. On the trams and around the museum they have old posters such as those advertisements for Manly “7 miles from Sydney a 1,000 miles from care” and Moree Artesian Baths. There are also old photos, posters and signs in addition to trams from Australia and overseas, buses and equipment. They also have a small shop that sells lots of interesting booklets, books and so on.
Written 29 August 2019
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Freedom746970
Jannali, Australia3 contributions
Great day out
Aug. 2019
Enjoyed the short ride on the steam train in a compartment like Harry Potter and even though we missed our train the lovely volunteers got us on the next train. Loved walking through the museum and seeing the Queens carriage and all the other different carriages and trains. A great day out.
Written 23 August 2019
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Irvine A
Seattle, WA174 contributions
Great way to spend a few hours
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We visited the museum on a warm winter day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They have a wonderful display of old streetcars/trams inside the museum building. Many of the displays are open so you can climb on explore the old cars and marvel at the craftsmanship. The highlight of the visit was the ride on ride along the their private rail line into the national park. If you are interested in hiking in the park one can take the tram in, go for a walkabout, then take the tram back to the museum. Delightful.
Written 21 August 2019
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Sydney Tramway Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm