Melbourne Tram Museum, Hawthorn
Have you ever wanted to drive one of Melbourne’s iconic trams? Head down to the Melbourne Tram Museum and be the conductor on one of the fully restored trams.
Melbourne Tram Museum
The Melbourne Tram Museum is one of the best museums in Melbourne for kids.
Housed in the old depot for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust, everyone is free to explore the trams, ring the bell and sit in the driver’s seat.
The museum is even home to one of the first electrified trams built in 1906.
Filled with historical information about the tram system and the people who built it, the museum has plenty to keep the adults interested while the kids learn about punching tickets and wages from the museum’s resident conductor.
There is also a gallery with displays highlighting everything from Tramway Anzacs to the history of Wattle Park and the influence of trams on the area.
Space between the trams is tight so leave your pram in the car or at the door. There are limited car parks in the museum parking lot but plenty of public parking right next door behind Leonda by the Yarra.
Hawthorn Tram Depot, 8 Wallen Road Hawthorn
11am-4pm selected Saturdays
Gold Coin Donation
*Guest Contributor: Clara Batton Smith
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