Live part of Tasmania’s tramway past by taking a 1940’s tram ride at the Launceston Tramway Museum.
Located at historic Inveresk, next door to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and on the site of the original Invermay Road Tram Depot, the museum features a workshop and a large, modern display gallery.
The museum evolved out of a restoration society in the 1990’s, led by Marcus Hall, which spent seven long years restoring Launceston’s only surviving double bogie tram, Tram No. 29.
Take delight in the heritage of the Launceston Municipal Tramways, which operated the tram fleet between 1911 and 1952, by immersing yourself in the sounds and voices of this era as you travel along the Inveresk precinct rail track.
Inside the gallery you can experience a whimsical ramble on the big screen – Launceston’s oldest surviving film footage, which observes how the city has changed since Victorian times.
Or you may wish to take in the ultimate DIY project “ the rebuilding of Launceston’s very first tram” and discover the wonder that is a tram returned to its former glory from darker times as a chook house!
Operating times: The museum is open every day 10am to 4pm in Summer. Tram rides on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. At other times of the year it is open on weekends only.
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