Another Hidden Treasure in Sutherland Shire
Recently I visited the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus. A place I’ve been meaning to go to for some years because although I was very young when trams stopped running in Sydney, I do have very fond memories of travelling by tram to the city with my parents and also from the CBD to the beach at Bronte.
The museum is near National Park so if visiting, particularly with young children you can make a day of it and picnic or take a rowboat for a ride in the park and enjoy the fresh air and lovely green surroundings. If you don’t want to take the car you can take a train from the city straight to Loftus station and within a very short walk you’re there. The museum is totally run by volunteers, who keep the trams operating, take care of the restoration work and all conservation
The museum is open on Wednesdays, Sundays, most public holidays and additional weekdays during school holidays.. Fees are Adults $18.00, Seniors/Concession
$12.00, Children $10.00 and Family $46.00. This fee includes unlimited tram rides for the day
This is a unique museum with a very wide selection of trams to view with some from other parts of the world. So for a lovely memory jog for those who remember and loved the old Sydney trams, or just to take the kids and grandchildren for a ride and to see a part of Sydney history, it’s well worth the visit. The phone number for the museum is 02 9542 3646.
If you remember the trams of Sydney let me know about it and share your memories. I would love to hear from you.