All aboard for tramway fun

Rides on number 29, one of the museum's proudly restored showpieces, and tours of the museum and its workshop were held in celebration of the National Trust's Heritage Festival.

Attendees varied from excited toddlers to cane-carrying pensioners, each interested in exploring Launceston's former mode of public transport.

The museum and workshop hold incredible examples of wood and metalwork expertise and historical presentations from Launceston Museum Tram Society vice-president John Binns and his dedicated volunteers.

Mr Binns said volunteers worked tirelessly to source, recover and refurbish  trams - where they could be found.

He said many of the trams lived in retirement as everything from adapted beach shacks and sheds to forgotten and rotting garden or junkyard features.

 Picture and information timelines found in the museum help to share the journey of recovery undergone by each tram.

The Tram society's John Bulk said there was  a push to see the trams reinstated as tourist attractions along the banks of the North Esk, towards Launceston's Seaport.

Tram conductor Michael Leslie with brothers Nixon, 4, and Baxter Adams, 7, of Perth. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

Tram conductor Michael Leslie with brothers Nixon, 4, and Baxter Adams, 7, of Perth. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

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