Celebrating 130 years
The Ballarat Tramway 1887 - 2017
The Ballaarat Tramway Company opened for business on Boxing Day, 1887. The Museum will be celebrating the 130th anniversary on January 26, with the original No. 1 Horse Tram back on the tracks. This fully restored tram, and the oldest working tram in the nation, will be carrying passengers along its original track through the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Tourists have been travelling to the Gardens by tram for 130 years, so this will be your chance to step back and experience 19th century public transport. The horses this year will be coming from Sovereign Hill.