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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

There is no guarantee of a train ride being available on the day of your booking. However, if the train is in operation then you may ride subject to seat availability as per below.

Please note that on Steam Train days all services before 12:00pm are strictly for Trybooking pre-booked sales only and is not included in your Party Carriage booking. Speak to the Platform attendants about available seats on rides after 12:00pm.

Railcar train days - you may have one ride after 12:00pm where seats are available.



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

Your booking includes the entire fenced area around the Party Carriage.

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

The Party Carriage must be left in a tidy condition with spills mopped up and food removed with the cleaning kit provided, please ensure that all rubbish is left in the bin.

Do NOT place hot oils / candles or used matches in the carriage bin.

Familiarise yourself with the location of the fire blanket / extinguisher.

Birthday cake candles are permitted with adult supervision, sparklers are NOT permitted within the Party Carriage, but can be used at the picnic tables.

No food heating facilities are available.

A small bar fridge is available in the carriage to store limited drinks or food. However, we recommend using an esky to keep large amounts of food/drink cold.

Please leave the table cloths on the tables, we will take care of the rest.

The museum is a smoke and alcohol free site. Patrons will be asked to leave the site.

Use caution when opening the windows, children must not open windows due to finger entrapment risks.  Please close the windows before you leave.

Please advise our reception staff of any damage to the Party Carriage or broken items.


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Trybooking fees apply
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