The Society had its beginnings in 1960 when four young Hobart men persuaded the MTT to donate a Hobart tram car for preservation. From this small start, the Society was formally established in 1962, and in 1965 purchased its first railway locomotive. From these small beginnings, the Society has grown enormously, and will continue to do so.
The Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS) has two main aims:
The former Botanical Gardens signal box is now an exhibit at the Society's Glenorchy museum. 20 September 1998, Photo: Stuart Dix
Membership of the Society is available to anyone. Enquiries should be made at the museum or directed to the Public Officer at GPO Box 867, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001. As a guide, annual subscription rates this year were $45.00 (Family), $35.00 (Adult) and $25.00 (Child, student or pensioner). This includes free entry to the museum and six newsletters per year.
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