Our first Open House Melbourne was a great success. Over the two days of the special event – 27-28 July 2013 – 1325 people of all ages visited the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot.
The feedback from our visitors was overwhelmingly positive, matched only by the happy expressions on their faces. Much of the success is due to our loyal volunteers, who answered a constant flow of questions about our trams, the building and their place in Melbournes history.
One visitor blogged that her visit ignited her romantic notions of public transport, while another wrote that he had intended to visit six Open House sites on the Sunday, and only managed one – the Hawthorn Tram Depot. At the end of the day he felt like a kid who had to be dragged away, kicking and screaming.
On the following open day, many visitors mentioned they had come due to recommendations from people who saw us over the Open House weekend.
FOHTD looks forward to continuing our relationship with Open House Melbourne.