Tramway StoriesLaunceston Tramway Museum Society Inc

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Tramway Stories

From 2nd-4th of May, take a special tour and participate in fun, educational activities for the whole family. On the final day (4th of May) take a discounted tram ride. Museum volunteers will welcome you and share an exciting newly resourced tour for the Australian Heritage Festival.

Between 2nd-4th May, come along and hear about some hairy experiences around the track, near misses and derailments that made the headlines. Huge crowds travelled on board for a day at the races, picnics and the final riotous tram ride. You can learn how Launceston loved its trams and how the workers made it happen. We will draw on oral histories, written stories and newspaper accounts of Launceston’s tram history. Over the three days there will be guided tours and a package of activities for younger visitors.

On the 4th of May, grab a discounted $2 tram ride (under 6 year olds free) and imagine Launceston city humming with trams loaded with workers, schoolchildren and recreational passengers. Come along, get your souvenir ticket clicked aboard the restored Launceston Municipal Tramways tram No.29.

The event is hosted at the Launceston Tramway Museum in Inveresk, adjacent to the Blue Café and a short walk from the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

Event dates

Event Details

2 Invermay Road, Invermay, Tasmania

Out the back of the original Tramways Depot, between the Big Picture School and Blue Café


10am to 2pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking meters require payment, tram can booked for wheelchair accessibility at station by arrangement.