The Museum, formally established in 1955 with the intention of being an operating museum where visitors could experience what would subsequently become a past era of public transportation in Sydney, ultimately opened as such in March 1965 amongst the trees of The Royal National Park on the eastern side Princes Hwy. at Loftus, adjacent to the railway to the Park. Later relocated nearby to the present site adjacent to Loftus Railway Station (Waterfall Line) and opened in March 1988, in part as a Bicentennial
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Project, the museum has a large display hall featuring a number of historic Sydney trams, including the prison tram, plus a selection of trams from interstate and overseas, along with a comprehensive photographic display.
Trams operate on the museum line northwards (approx. 1 km.) towards Sutherland, terminating approx. 500 metres short of Sutherland Station and southwards (approx. 2 km.) into The Royal National Park on the former railway line and terminating at the former railway ...