Wellington Tramway Museum
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cpcog
Sydney, Australia1,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
It is a small museum. You can go there with some donation. There are a few old trams inside. I guess the most attractive part is riding on the tram runs between Queen Elisabeth park and whareroa beach. It is about 2km long! It costs $12 for unlimited rides. I wont say the view of the journey would be very special but the experience is rather nice
Written 5 April 2021
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BRIAN B
New York City, NY766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A relatively short drive outside Wellington in Queen Elizabeth Regional Park will be found the Wellington Tramway Museum with it's two kilometre track leading along the Kapiti Coast.

The volunteers at this museum rebuild, maintain and run vintage trams that once ran on the streets of Wellington.

For a modest fee you can ride the line all day on the various trams that will be in service.

One end of the line you can walk to the beach and picnic the other has the Museum Tram Shed where the cars not in service wait and the cars awaiting restoration rest. Also there is an example of a Wellington Cable Car of an earlier generation.

The shed also contains old signs and photographs of trams on the streets of Wellington. This is a very focused museum with very enthusiastic volunteers that will make your visit an enjoyable one.

Try to get there early in the day so as to fit in as many rides as possible. This is a great attraction for both locals and tourists to enjoy.
Written 1 April 2019
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Jennifer P
Rockingham, Australia111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Again only small and part of the Cable car experience. Short stroll around, looking at the exhibits and reading the various bits of information. Make it a complete package of your cable car experience.
Written 16 November 2018
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drjandthemissus
Dubai767 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
It's interesting to pop in if you're waiting for the Cable Car. The kids loved downstairs where they could dress up and play "old." It's interesting and I learned a bit but it's not a must do.
Written 28 October 2017
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Jo A
Sydney, Australia316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Sadly every time I have been in wellington the tramway has been closed for repair. However this time IT was OPEN!! , We took the tram to the top and took some amazing pics. Also toured the tram museum and had a cuppa at the little cafe at the top. The tram was a shot ride however lighting within the tunnels sure made it fun. A definite place to visit when in Wellington
Written 27 August 2017
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Robin W
Wellington, New Zealand274 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This tiny museum is packed with information about the trams from Wellington. There are many photos with captions underneath. Writing is bold and easy to read. there is a short video to watch about the trams and there are a couple that you can look into that need restoring. this is a much loved museum and the people that work there are very passionate about the old trams. Well worth a visit and then walk around queen elizabeth park, picnic, bike ride, paddle at the beach, go for a walk and even ride a tram.
Written 17 April 2017
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Judy B
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom98 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Interesting museum and friendly staff but for a 10 min. trip to the beach we felt it was a bit overpriced. We would probably drive to the beach next time.
Written 28 December 2016
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Only a small place with some good interactive displays downstairs and interesting videos.

Some interesting static displays of old rolling stock.

Well worth a drop in.
Written 12 April 2016
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Dreames2
Geelong, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Arranged by ourselves not the cruise ship- Easy to find and access- Great views over Wellington whilst having a coffee and cake. - the Museum interesting. didn't do the return trip although paid for it- instead we walked around the Gardens down to the street to the rose garden where you could also get food- then into town - worthwhile also- Then walked to Wellington and explored the wharf precinct- If walking give yourselves plenty of time- this was a day activity- otherwise you could catch the tram and return - may only need 30mins- take as long as you like-
Written 7 April 2016
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Anne H
Sun Lakes, AZ325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Well kept, interesting little museum and gift store. A piece of history. I am sure all ages would like it, especially children.
Written 21 March 2016
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