The Melbourne Tram Museum (ABN 11 293 508 607) is a volunteer-based non-profit group established under the Victorian Incorporations Act (A0048167Z). We manage and operate the museum located at 8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn – the former Hawthorn Tram Depot – under a lease from VicTrack, focusing on the preservation and display of Melbourne’s tramway history.

Our purpose is to:

1 - Establish and operate a volunteer group to assist in the development and maintenance of the depot and its exhibits and to staff the facility on open days

2 - Acquire, store and exhibit objects and information illustrating the history of Melbourne’s tramways and related matters on behalf of the Victorian people in perpetuity

3 - Maintain and develop the display of historic tramcars and associated objects

4 - Promote Melbourne tramway heritage initiatives

5 - Provide information on the heritage of street tramway services in Melbourne.

For opening times, see our website for full details.

Our collection

Tramway (2010)

The focus of the Melbourne Tram Museum its collection on the social and technical history of the tramways in Melbourne. This is augmented with tramcars and material that will enhance the story of the development of Melbourne through its street tramways. Melbourne tramways includes horse drawn vehicles, cable tramways, municipal tramway trusts, the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, the Victorian Railways tramways and Victorian Government corporatized and franchised tramway operators.