The Ballarat Tramway Museum is located in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens, on the west side of Lake Wendouree. The Museum operates a collection of historic trams along a return track of 3.2 kms on Wendouree Parade.
The Museum entrance fee includes exploring our new Museum building, which has up to seven tramcars on display along with various exhibitions and activities, plus a tram ride. The trams on display include Horse Tram No. 1 of 1887 and examples of early Victorian trams built prior to 1920 - these trams ran in Ballarat, Melbourne and Geelong.
Tram 28 outside the new building. Photo Benjamin Boehle Mitchell.
Museum entry - Photo Peter Waugh
Interior View - Photo Peter Waugh
Trams start from the Museum. Car parking is available along Wendouree Parade or at the rear of the Museum in Gillies St . Toilets are also available at two locations within the Gardens area and at the Museum.
Museum Entry and Tram Ride: Adult $10, Children $5, Concession $8 and Family $30.
Digital payment facilities are available at the depot; no cash out.
A well-stocked shop with plenty of souvenirs, tramway memorabilia, books, and second-hand items can be found next to the entry kiosk.
Please note: our heritage tram service maybe suspended during periods of heavy rain, strong winds, lightning or when the temperature exceeds 35 degrees.
For more details of: Where are we? (includes details of the Ballarat train and bus services)
For details of operating times: When do we Run?
For Group visits or tram hires, including Wedding photography see: Group bookings.
For a printable pdf version of this page see: Museum Info Guide.
For details on Ballarat's famous Botanic Gardens, including the Prime Minister's Avenue and Lake Wendouree itself check out our Visit Ballarat and The Gardens page.