- 50 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove, Brisbane QLD 4055
- Opening hours
- Sundays 12.30pm - 4pm; or by group appointment
- Adult $14; Concession $11; Child $7; Family $42; Infant Free
Set in a beautiful bushland park with picnic facilities in the northwest of Brisbane is the Brisbane Tramway Museum. The museum has a unique collection of Brisbane tramway infrastructure, tramcars and trolley buses.
The museum holds a collection of 22 tramcars which date from a 1901 California Combination four wheel tram, through the mighty twelve tonne Dreadnought, to the well-known Dropcentre tram which many visitors remember riding from the City to the Valley, to the modern streamlined Four Motor (FM) trams. Many visitors comment on remembering the days when these tramcars supplied public transport to the people of Brisbane and the efficiency with which they moved people to and from the city centre.
Also held by the museum is a large collection of uniforms and other tramway memorabilia from the tramway era for public viewing. Six tramcars have been restored and available for the public to ride on. Also, the museum volunteers proudly wear period tramway uniforms when operating these tramcars. The museum also has a trolley bus display and visitors can walk through a restored trolley bus. A large collection of archival material from the tramway era is held in the museum.
Guided tours of the museum buildings and site are available. The museum also has a display centre and a shop selling souvenirs, books and refreshments.
The Museum is staffed by volunteers from the Museum Society and the Ferny Grove Men's Shed who are primarily involved in all of the vital and necessary activities to build, maintain and operate the Brisbane Tramway Museum. The volunteers are in the process of restoring the prototype FM car built in 1937 and a Dreadnought tram built in 1913 as well as the last Trolleybus to have been built in Australia.