Sydney Tramway Museum
The Sydney Tramway Museum is Australias oldest tramway museum and the largest in the southern hemisphere, located in Loftus in the southern suburbs of Sydney.
The Sydney Tramway Museum has a whole days worth of activities waiting for you!
Start your tram ride from the old Railway Square waiting shed! This historic structure, which stood in the middle of Railway Square (near Sydneys Central Station) from 1907 to 1973, has been painstakingly re-erected at the Museum. The elevated tramway signal box, which stood at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets in Sydney, was used to control tram movements and switch trams to the correct line at this busy junction. The waiting shed at the front entrance to the Museum was located at Miranda and used by passengers waiting for the steam trams to Sutherland and Cronulla. Other genuine tramway buildings, typical of structures which were common wherever trams ran, help to recreate the atmosphere of bygone Sydney.
As well as enjoying a ride or two, you can visit the Display Hall, which houses Australias oldest electric tram, the only prison tram in the southern hemisphere and unique counterweight dummy from Balmain. Historic photographs of Sydneys street transport during the tramway era, and many smaller items associated with the trams, are also on display.
There are electric barbecues, picnic area and other facilities, including a souvenir shop and kiosk.
The Museum is nestled in the southern Sydney suburb of Loftus, which adjoins the beautiful and expansive Royal National Park. It is easily reached either by car or train:
Subtitle: By Car
The Museum is easily reached by travelling south from Sutherland on Rawson Avenue, formerly the Princes Highway. Be sure to travel along Rawson Avenue, not the Sutherland bypass. The adjoining map points out that there is no right turn from the bypass.
The Museum buildings can be seen on the right just before Rawson Avenue joins the bypass, as shown on the map. There is limited parking in Pitt Street; other parking is available along Rawson Avenue itself.
Subtitle: By Train
The Museum is located adjacent to the Illawarra line to the south of Sydney. Catch a Waterfall service and alight at Loftus, one stop past the junction at Sutherland. You may also catch a Cronulla service but change at Sutherland for the Waterfall train. CityRails suburban services provide a half-hour service to Loftus during the day. The journey takes about 35 minutes from the city. The Museum is right next to Loftus station and the main entrance is just a short 75 metre walk from the station.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum.
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⊜ Rawson Ave, Loftus New South Wales 2232 | Map
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