Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum

Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum

The Ballarat Tramway Museum is located in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens, on the west side of Lake Wendouree. The Museum operates a collection of historic trams along a return track of 3.2 kms on Wendouree Parade.

The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive the tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat.

The Museum's members are volunteers from all walks of life. They spend their own time operating and maintaining the tramway.

The 1.3 kilometre track is located in the Botanical Gardens, on the western shore of Lake Wendouree.

It was part of the former tramway system which commenced running in 1887 as a horse tramway.

The horse tramway was taken over by another company which extended and electrified the routes in 1905.

The lines were closed during 1970 and 1971.

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