The Society

The Society had its beginnings in 1960 when four young Hobart men persuaded the MTT to donate a Hobart tram car for preservation. From this small start, the Society was formally established in 1962, and in 1965 purchased its first railway locomotive. From these small beginnings, the Society has grown enormously, and will continue to do so.

Aims:

The Tasmanian Transport Museum Society (TTMS) has two main aims:

  • to establish and maintain a museum in which items of interest concerning Tasmanian transport will be preserved and displayed;
  • to further interest and research into transport, with particular reference to Tasmania.

The former Botanical Gardens signal box is now an exhibit at the Society's Glenorchy museum. 20 September 1998, Photo: Stuart Dix
The former Botanical Gardens signal box is now an exhibit at the Society's Glenorchy museum. 20 September 1998, Photo: Stuart Dix

Membership

Membership of the Society is available to anyone. Enquiries should be made at the museum or directed to the Public Officer at GPO Box 867, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001. As a guide, annual subscription rates this year were $45.00 (Family), $35.00 (Adult) and $25.00 (Child, student or pensioner). This includes free entry to the museum and six newsletters per year.

Society members enjoy a group outing on the Ida Bay Railway, January 2007
A society member applies paint to railcar DP15 during its restoration, February 2009
Some of the members responsible for the restoration of loco pose in front of C22 after its first ste
Society members carry out all restoration work on museum exhibits. In this photo, HMT bus 32 has had
The Tasmanian Transport Museum Society was recognised in November 2011 for its preservation activiti

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