This school holidays, Sydney Bus Museum is partnering with the Sydney Tramway Museum for a unique transport heritage day out.
While we often don’t give a second thought to jumping on a bus on the way to work, it’s a much bigger deal for our kids. Little ones are often fascinated by transport, pockets filled with toy cars, the familiar sound of “broom… broom” ringing through houses across the nation. This school holidays treat your kids to a day out exploring Sydney’s buses and trams from yesteryear.
Start your day at the Sydney Bus Museum in Leichhardt, exploring their extensive collection of heritage buses from the 1920s to the 1990s as well as specialist displays.
It will then be time to jump on board a vintage double decker bus for a trip through Sydney’s inner west, then into the Sutherland Shire to the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus. There you’ll have 3 hours to watch your kids faces light up as you take a tram ride into the Royal National Park, take in the impressive display hall and see exhibits including the infamous ‘Prison Tram’.
Pack a picnic lunch to have in the pleasant surrounds of the Railway Square Waiting Shed before boarding the waiting double decker for a return jaunt back up the Princes Highway to the Bus Museum.
Bookings are essential.
What: School Holiday Transport Heritage Day
When: Sunday 11 March
Where: Sydney Bus Museum, 25 Derbyshire Rd, Leichhardt
Cost: Adult $30, child/concession (4-16) $15
Getting there: From Central Station, go to Stand B at Railway Square. Catch bus route 440 or M10 for 17 stops. Hop off at Norton Street opposite Pioneers Memorial. Then walk 350 metres directly to the Sydney Bus Museum. Total travel time is approximately 25 minutes
More info and to book: here