Collection Management and Display Policy for the Brisbane Tramway Museum


The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society (BTMS) is a not for profit company responsible for operating the Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove, an outer suburban of Brisbane, Queensland. The company was formed in 1968 and incorporated in August 1969.

The objects of the Museum are :-

To provide a means whereby any person interested in any phase of the history or operation of tramways may associate with other persons with similar interests to their mutual benefit, education and enjoyment and to arrange and conduct such meetings, discussion groups and conventions of an educational or entertainment nature as are in furtherance thereof;

To purchase, take under trust or otherwise acquire any item of tramway historical significance and to maintain, repair, enlarge, operate and exhibit the same, and to dispose of either by sale, gift or as provided for in the terms of all or any such items;

To encourage the study of tramway operation past, present and future;

To encourage and promote the compilation of authentic records relating to tramways past, present and future;

To produce, edit, publish, issue, sell, circulate and preserve such papers, periodicals, books, circulars and other literary matters as are conducive to the objects of the Society;

To produce, edit, publish, issue, sell, circulate and preserve such auditory and visual records as are conducive to the objects of the Society;

To arrange, promote, conduct and direct such outings and excursions as are in furtherance of the objects of the Society and to provide and sell refreshments and meals, souvenirs and articles of educational or tourist interest or attraction;

To encourage, promote and produce continued display, interpretation of material and exhibits for the museum community and visitors. These displays, interpretation of material and exhibits are to further enhance museum visitor experience (eg. tram rides).

To promote social exchange amongst members and to maintain a club including recreation, indoor and outdoor entertainments and libraries for the recreation of members and permitted visitors, and to buy, sell and deal in all kinds of provisions required by the members of the society or persons frequenting the society's premises.

Our complete Collection Policy document in PDF format for the Brisbane Tramway Museum may be downloaded from here.

The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society
ACN 009 793 604