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Melbourne Tram Museum to re-open on 27 March!

Mena camp, Egypt. Photograph courtesy Australian War Memorial.

M&MTB S class no 169, turning from Droop Street into Barkly Street Footscray, c1943.
Photograph from a negative by Wal Jack, in the collection of the Melbourne Tram Museum.

We are delighted to announce that the Melbourne Tram Museum will re-open on Saturday 27 March 2021, from 11am to 4pm, with last admission at 3pm.

It has been just over a year since our last open day, and we are very excited to welcome visitors back to the museum. We have implemented a COVIDSafe Plan that describes how the museum will operate with community restrictions and the safety processes required to allow visitors to enter the museum.

We have adapted our operations and visitor experience to help protect the wellbeing of our community.

  • Visitors will be required to observe social distancing.
  • Registration upon entry is required.
  • Facemasks are not mandatory, however they are strongly recommended and must be carried.
  • Limits on the number of people within individual trams and exhibition spaces will apply.

Note that this advice may change subject to the latest State Government COVIDSafe settings.

Meanwhile our team of tram elves has been toiling away behind the scenes in preparation for the museumís re-opening, busy with maintenance and cleaning of our 20-tram fleet.

The date of the open day is subject to no further lockdowns being announced. If the worst happens and the State Government declares a lockdown, our open day will be postponed until further notice. In this instance, announcements will be posted on our website and on social media.

If all goes well, we anticipate that as from April, we will return to regular open days on the second and fourth Saturday each month.

We hope to see you back at the Hawthorn Tram Depot!