The Tasmanian Transport Museum affords all visitors a glimpse into a unique mode of transport that shaped New Zealand’s transport industry and local infrastructure: the steam locomotive. Savour the trip down historical lane from some quality apartment accommodation Hobart has to offer its history hunting visitors. With a central location and elegantly appointed interiors, the Somerset on Salamanca Hobart offers a fine option for accommodation in Hobart. The unique brainchild of four young Hobart men who, in 1960, requested a Hobart Tram Car from the transport authorities for preservation, the Tasmanian Transport Museum has since grown to encompass an astonishing variety of locomotives, carriages, railcars, wagons, trams, trolley buses, stationery steam engines and a range of other items sure to spur historical interest. Visitors will also chance upon an intriguing array of photographs and other smaller objects on display here. The museum is located in the suburb of Glenorchy and is open during the weekend and public holidays. Its mission is to preserve objects relating to Tasmania’s transport industry, as well as to further interest and research into transport with a focus on Tasmania’s role in it. It provides a wonderful setting for photo opportunities of some unique mechanical artefacts and should provide loads of “edutainment” for the entire family.
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