Brisbane’s most unusual museums
Brisbane Tramway Museum
A slightly different museum (but in no way less interesting!) is the Tramway Museum which explores and showcases the evolution of , you might have guessed this one… Tramways history in Brisbane!
Since 1882, when the Tramways Act was passed by the Brisbane government, these stylish electric city trains have been shaping the way people travel in our city. This museum is a way to pay respect and remind all of us of the importance, beauty and complex engineering achievement that Tramways really are.
The museum’s own mission statement declares this pretty clearly, it says their whole purpose is to “Collect, preserve and display the style of Brisbane electric public street transport system from 1895 to 1969 and from 1969 onwards in a developing operating museum for the benefit of the public in a safe and welcoming environment. ”
The museum is a non-profit organization that depend deeply on peoples support, which comes to show how well liked they are by both locals and international visitors. Offering a great collection of restored trams, historical stories and volunteering opportunities to those residents that want to help with restoration, means this museum is quite a unique venue in Brisbane.
Check out some useful information including pricing, location and opening times:
Open every Sunday from 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Tickets can be purchased at the following rates:
Family Pass -$40.00
Children under school age are free
Coach parties are welcome.
Discounts are available for parties of 20 or more)
Where to find the Brisbane Tramway Museum:
Queensland Maritime Museum
Another less conventional museum in Brisbane, the Queensland maritime museum offers a historic look at the importance that sailing and ships had for this coastal town. With a huge collection of different models you can expect to spend at least 2 hours enjoying all there is to take in (keep in mind that a more detail visit will provably take up to 4 hours of your time, told you there’s a lot to see).
Open daily (except for public holidays) means people have the freedom to pic the most convenient day for them. Families with children are encouraged to attend to take advantage of the usual activities for kids. This upcoming 2015 for instance, starting on January 14th 2015 until the 16th of January 2015, people will have the opportunity to be a mariner without going to sea! Though the activity is designed for children (8-12 years old), accompanying parents are also encouraged to attend and enjoy side by side with their kids.
Visitors are encouraged to take as many pictures as possible while audio tours are available for your convenience. There are also many volunteers ready to answer questions and help you get the best the Maritime Museum has to offer.
Open every day of the year except 24 December to 26 December and Good Friday.
Map to the location for the Queensland Maritime Museum: