Shooting Through exhibition space, Museum of Sydney Photo Carmen Lee Platt © encapture photography for Sydney Living Museums

Shooting through: Sydney by tram

Sydney Living Museums invited Sydneysiders to climb aboard for a fascinating journey along Sydney’s once great tramway network. 

At its peak, after London's, Sydney's tramway network was the largest tramway system in the British Empire. In collaboration with the Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus, this hands-on exhibition brought together tram memorabilia, photos and archival film spanning a one hundred year history, from the first horse-drawn tram in Pitt Street in 1861 to the last electric tram (to La Perouse) in 1961. Sydneysiders were invited to experience the sights and sounds of the much-loved trams that played a crucial role in shaping Sydney.

 

4 April 2009 - 18 October 2009