Have an appreciation of history? Don’t miss this extensive collection of Tasmanian railway heritage.
The Tasmanian Transport Museum Society was founded in the 1960s, with the museum finally opening to the public in 1983. The museum houses seven steam locomotives (two operational), three operational diesel locomotives, two operational diesel rail cars, seven carriages, three tram cars, two Hobart trolley buses, numerous goods wagons and other exhibits including buses, traction engines and other vehicles.
The former New Town railway station has also been relocated to the museum. The station master’s office and signal room have been retained and restored to original condition, and the former ladies waiting room and store have been developed as a display area of relics and photographs featuring the history of Tasmanian railways.
Of course, you can’t go to a transport museum without taking a ride! Train rides using a diesel railcar are run on the first Sunday each month and a vintage steam locomotive and carriages runs on the third Sunday of each month.
Operating times: The museum is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, between 11:00am until last admissions at 4:15pm. Train rides on first and third Sunday of month. Group visits can be arranged for any time.