Our second Open House Melbourne was even better than the first. On Saturday some 646 visitors braved the cool and damp weather to visit our museum, while a beautiful Sunday brought out the crowds, with 1006 people passing through the doors. This was a 25% increase over last year’s numbers.
Visitors were enthusiastic about their experience, many of the younger set expressing their approval by ringing the tram bells. Our loyal volunteers rose to the occasion, answering a constant flow of questions about our trams, the building and their place in Melbourne’s history, while the new exhibits ‘The Seven Ages of Melbourne Trams’ and the ‘Rogue’s Gallery’ proved to be popular.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the impromptu demonstration of W class tram lifeguard operation by FOHTD volunteer Mal Rowe.
FOHTD looks forward to continuing our relationship with Open House Melbourne.