- 50 Tramway St, Ferny Grove, QLD 4055
- Postal address
- Box 94, Ferny Hills, QLD 4055
- Opening hours
- Sun 12.30pm-4pm or By appointment
- Adults: $13.50; Pensioner: $10.50; Children: $6.50; Family: $40
The Brisbane Tramway Museum is set in beautiful bushlands in a park with picnic facilities in the northwest of Brisbane. The unique feature of the museum is the collection of Brisbane tramcars and trolley buses.
A tramcar collection dates from a 1901 California Combination four wheel tram through the mighty twelve ton Dreadnought (or Centre aisle tramcar), to the well known Dropcentre tram which many visitors remember riding from the city to the Valley to the modern streamlined four Motor (FM) tram. The museum holds a collection of 22 tramcars of which 6 have been restored and available for people to ride on when the museum is open to the public. 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.
Museum volunteers are in the process of restoring the prototype FM car built in 1937 and a Dreadnought tram built in 1913. The museum also has a trolley bus display, of which one has been restored and visitors can walk through.
The power supplied to the trams at the museum is by Mercury Arc Rectifiers which is the only one operating in a museum in Australia. The museum also holds a large collection of uniforms and other tramway memorabilia from the tramway era for public viewing. The volunteers proudly wear period tramway uniforms when operating tramcars for the public.