Welcome to the 
more than just a museum

The Tramway Museum is open at weekends and on public holidays with trams running from 11am.

If you are coming from Wellington along SH1 (Transmission Gully), follow the "Tram Rides & Museum" signs at the Northern End of the Motorway.

In addition to Tram Rides, we have displays in our Tram Barn and a Kiosk selling snacks, cold refreshments and souvenirs.

Make a day of it at Queen Elizabeth Park on the Kapiti Coast.

NOTE: On the Friday and Saturday evenings of Matariki Weekend 24 and 25 June we will have a new event at the Tramway.



featuring trams running in the evenings.


Check Eventfinda for more information.

For more information about events at the Tramway please see our Upcoming Events page and Like our Tramway Museum Facebook page.

Take a journey into the past

Open 11am - 4.30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays (except Christmas Day).

The last tram departs for the beach at 4.00pm.
Also open daily from Boxing Day to late January and limited hours on weekdays in some
school holidays (check our Facebook page for details).


Trams do not operate in adverse weather conditions.



  • Trams run through nature from the Queen Elizabeth Park entrance at Mackays Crossing
    for 2 Kms to Whareroa Beach.

  • Take a look at Tramway videos showing in the Tramway Cinema and other interesting Tramway artifacts.

  • Have a close look at the hard work of members who are preserving Wellington's
    Tramway heritage

  • Our shop is open during operating hours selling tram tickets, ice creams, soft drinks,
    snacks and tramway souvenirs.

Tramway Prices

Adult $12.00

Child $6.00

Family (2A + 3C) $30.00

Children under 5 free


Unlimited return Tram rides to beach plus entry to
Museum/TramBarn displays  – On day of issue only.


Also available are one way tram ride only fares.

Adult 1 way $6.00

Child 1 way $3.00

Other Queen Elizabeth Park Attractions