Former Hawthorn Tram Depot


The Hawthorn Tram Depot was opened in 1916 by the Hawthorn Tramways Trust. It serviced a line from Princes Bridge in central Melbourne to the developing suburbs of Camberwell and Burwood, and a branch line from Hawthorn Bridge. It is an imposing building on a prominent site, designed by notable Melbourne architect, Leonard Flannagan.

What's On

Visitors can explore the fascinating history of Melbourne’s tramways, instrumental in our city’s development. Rod Atkins, chairman of the Melbourne Tram Museum, says that visitors delight in the expertise and tales of the volunteer guides in a uniquely Melbourne environment – with the added bonus of access to 20 fully-restored trams.

Images: (1) Cable grip car. Photo: Adam Chandler. (2) Detail of W11 'Karachi' tram. Photo: Melbourne Tram Museum. (3) Tram destination board. Photo: Adam Chandler. (4) M&MTB W5 774 at Hawthorn Depot. Photo: Noelle Jones. (5) M&MTB S class 164 and M&MTB PCC 1041. Photo: Melbourne Tram Museum.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 30 + Sunday 31 July
Tours run each half hour starting at 11.30am. Last tour starts 3.30pm.
Running for 20 minutes in groups of 20 people.
Visitors can also explore the museum at their own pace.
Booking not required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first come, first in basis.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Accessible bathroom
Partially wheelchair accessible


8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn 3122

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