The Museum

Located in the Hobart suburb of Glenorchy, the museum is open on Saturdays, Sundays and some Public Holidays, from 1:00 pm until last admissions at 4:00 pm. On the third Sunday of each month only, the museum opens at 11am. Group visits are available at other times by arrangement.

Admission on train ride days is $10.00 adults, $8.00 concession and $5.00 children (includes unlimited train rides), and on other days admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 concession and $4.00 children. Some special events organised by third parties may have additional costs as advertised. Credit Card and EFTPOS facilities are available.

The museum exhibits include railway locomotives, railmotors, carriages and wagons, trams, trolley buses, motor buses, stationary steam engines and many other items of historical interest. There is also a display of historical photographs and other small objects.

Short demonstration train trips are run at the museum twice a month, on the first and third Sunday. These are presently operated by DP class diesel railmotor on the first Sunday, and one of our steam locomotives & and vintage carriages on the third Sunday.

Locomotive C22 at the head of a short train comprising wagon A 159, carriage A+17 and guards van DB3, on 20 September 1998 Photo: Michael Dix
Locomotive C22 at the head of a short train comprising wagon A 159, carriage A+17 and guards van DB3, on 20 September 1998 Photo: Michael Dix

The museum is located off Anfield Street, Glenorchy, and is opposite the Northgate shopping centre. (See map)
The museum is located off Anfield Street, Glenorchy, and is opposite the Northgate shopping centre. (See map)

The museum was officially opened on 3 December 1983, and since then development of the site has included the laying of rail track and the erection of buildings in which the collection is housed. The buildings include a railway roundhouse, a carriage shed and two large sheds to house the bus, tram and steam technology exhibits. The former New Town railway station has been relocated to the museum, providing an authentic setting for the display and operation of rail vehicles. The former Botanical Gardens signal box and other railway items, such as signals and water columns, whilst not operational, add to the railway flavour of the station area.

Note: The demonstration train trips are operated by volunteers using equipment up to 130 years old. Whilst we make every effort to operate as described, there are rare occasions when we have to operate alternative trains or to different operating times for various reasons beyond our control.

An overall view of the museum yard looking north, January 2003
A composite view showing some of the ex MTT vehicles in the collection. From left to right, trolley
Some exhibits lined up at the Roundhouse
A view across the museum forecourt on the occasion of the handing over of Ace Bus Service No. 18 to
M5 and DP25 at the end of a special running day, December 2008
Hobart tram No. 141 and displays at Tasmanian Transport Museum, May 2009
C22 leads a trip back to the station on the Tasmanian Transport Museum's demonstration line at its G
A variety of vehicles owned by the museum (including from front to back - tram 141, trolley bus 235,
The Tasmanian Transport Museum's locomotive C22 leads a short train consisting of passenger carriage
Some of the varied exhibits on display in the Road Transport building, including Aces Coaches No. 8,
In 1979 the redundant Botanical Gardens signal cabin was donated to the society by a member. The bui

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