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Did someone say Birthday Party?

the Party Carriage is a great place to hold a child's birthday party. It was originally built for the Tasmanian Mainline Railway Company in 1885 and has recently been restored by our volunteers into our Party Carriage. Whilst keeping the traditional historic feel on the outside, the inside has been transformed with bright colours and bench seating.


How many people does it hold?

The Party Carriage is limited to seat up to 15 people comfortably.

There are also picnic tables and a deck area outside the carriage which is included with the booking.

Please note that during inclement weather anymore than 15 people inside the carriage would be a tight fit. We recommend visiting the museum prior to booking to see if the carriage will suit the size of your planned party.


When is the Party Carriage available for hire?

Our Party Carriage is available for hire on Sundays only between 11:30am - 2:30pm.


How much is it?  (New pricing structure as of 2 July)

The Party Carriage has a 3 price structure:

  • $140 for up to 10 people
  • $200 for up to 15 people
  • $250 for up to 20 people

A cleaning fee is also included in the price.

Children under the age of 4 years old are free of charge and can be additional to the limits.

Note: There must be appropriate children supervision at all times. Children must be escorted when beyond the fenced area and are not permitted to run around unsupervised due to safety.

NOTE: A list of guest names MUST be provided to our Reception staff on the day of the party to allow entry.


What is provided?

Trestle tables are provided (with table cloths).

Bench seating is provided down one side of the carriage and plastic chairs on the opposite side of the tables.

The entire outdoor picnic table area is also included as part of your booking.


Can I decorate?

Yes, you can decorate the carriage, please only use Blu Tack to attach things to the walls (no sticky tape).  Hooks are located in various positions throughout the carriage that can be used.


Is the area secure for children?

the Party Carriage and picnic area is fully fenced and secure. All other areas of the museum require adult supervision.


How do I book?

All bookings are made though  Click on the booking button below.



The Tasmanian Transport Museum reserves the right to cancel events in extreme circumstances. Full refunds will be provided in this instance.

We know that in these uncertain times of Covid-19 that sometimes people get sick at short notice. We will provide a full refund if you need to cancel. Please contact us if you need to cancel a booking.


Train Rides

Train rides only operate on selected days, therefore we cannot guarantee you a train ride for your party. If the train is in operation on the day of your selected booking, then you may have one ride, subject to seat availability. Children must be supervised on the train at all times.



Children MUST be supervised by adults at all times when on the museum site.

Ticket terms and conditions and Party Carriage rules must be followed.

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