Community Open Day

You’re invited to join us at the Bendigo Tramways Community Open Day on Saturday 15 June. We’ll be offering FREE Vintage Talking Tram Tours and FREE guided tours of our Depot and Workshop expansion. 

Have you ever wondered how vintage trams are restored?
Have you watched the trams drive through Bendigo but never stepped on board?

We have the perfect opportunity for you!

DATE: Saturday 15 June 2024
TIME: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Guided Depot and Workshop Tours

Be one of the first to explore the new Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop expansion and see first-hand how heritage trams are restored.
Duration: 30 minutes
Times: Tours depart every 30 minutes from 10:00am-4:00pm.
Cost: FREE
Pre-book: Reserve your ticket online here.

Vintage Talking Tram Tour

Did you know our fleet of heritage trams all exceed 100 years of age? Step on board a restored tram and be transported through the heart of Bendigo.
Duration: 1 hour round trip, hop-on and off at any stop.
Times: Trams will depart every 20 minutes. Timetable available here.
Cost: FREE

Hop-on and off the Vintage Talking Tram at any of the following tram stops: 

  • Stop 1: Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet Street.
  • Stop 2: Charing Cross, Alexandra Fountain, CBD.
  • Stop 3: Bendigo Tramways Depot, Tram Café and Museum, 1 Tramways Avenue.
  • Stop 4: Lake Weeroona, Nolan Street.
  • Stop 5: Tysons Reef, Bridge Street.
  • Stop 6: The Bendigo Joss House Temple, Finn Street.

Bendigo Tramways Museum

Within our museum you’ll find treasured artifacts and photos which have come straight from the vault and are on display to the public for the first time.
Duration: Allow 15 minutes
Times: Open 10:00am -4:00pm
Cost: FREE

Bendigo Tram Café

Take a moment to sit back and enjoy a light meal at our new Tram Café. Food and drinks at café prices. Full details here.

Central Deborah Gold Mine Surface Tour

To celebrate the occasion, Central Deborah Gold Mine will be offering free guided tours on the surface of the mine. See heritage mining equipment in action, try your hand at panning for gold and discover more about our fascinating goldrush heritage. 
Duration: Allow 45 minutes
Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: FREE 

 Central Deborah Gold Mine Underground Experience Tour

Become enthralled by Bendigo’s underworld as you are guided through the honeycomb of underground tunnels with one of our friendly and knowledgeable guides at Central Deborah Gold Mine.
Duration: 75 minutes
Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: from $25  
Pre-book: Reserve your ticket online here.

Bendigo Joss House Temple

Hop off the tram and discover the extraordinary world of Chinese culture at the Bendigo Joss House Temple.
Duration: Allow 30 minutes
Times: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Cost: Entry by donation

We can’t wait for you to join us!