Ballarat Tramway Museum and Ballarat RSL's joint venture in history project

ALL ABOARD: Ballarat Tramway Museum has plenty more trams and equipment they hope to bring out of storage in a new tram and military interpretive centre.

ALL ABOARD: Ballarat Tramway Museum has plenty more trams and equipment they hope to bring out of storage in a new tram and military interpretive centre.

THERE is a wealth of the city’s tram and military treasures hidden from public view in storage.

Ballarat Tramway Museum and the Ballarat RSL sub-branch have a plan to combine artifacts and photos for a bumper interpretive centre by Lake Wendouree. 

The joint venture is put forward for consideration in City of Ballarat’s new Lake Wendouree Master Plan.

BTM vice-president Paul Mong said trams were already a district tourist attraction by the lake and expanded museum space would enhance the all-weather destination. Mr Mong said trams history formed a good fit with military history, in a precinct with Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Australian Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial and close to the Arch of Victory.

Plans include an open multi-purpose community event space and cafe.