Located in an historic tram depot within the quiet commune of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, the Tram Museum perfectly complements the residential streets and parks.
The history of the depot has always played a part in showcasing the city’s trams, as it once served as a location to store the trams that were needed for the 1897 world exhibition. King Leopold II made sure there were trams to take visitors from the newly constructed Avenue de Tervueren to the Cinquantenaire Park. Following the exhibition, the depot’s ownership transferred to the train company, Ixelles-Boondael.
After the train company abandoned it, the depot was untouched for many years. For a while it housed a canteen and offices, only to be forgotten again until it became the home of urban transport exhibitions in 1977. Since its official opening in 1987, the Tram Museum has housed an extensive collection of antique transportation models of buses, trams and taxis that were once used in the capital; showcasing the historic evolution of transportation in Brussels.
Certainly not to be overlooked is the opportunity to take one of these antique vehicles on a trip for a unique scenic tour of Brussels. During the warmer months, the Tram Museum offers historical tours of the city’s commune aboard some of its most historic trams.
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