Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.


This organisation is a “not-for-profit” charitable organisation. It is an incorporated society and has charitable status under the 2005 Charities act. It was originally formed on 8 February 1960, with a view to forming a group which could take over and restore the last two "complete" items of Christchurch Tramway Board rolling stock which had not been scrapped, and has grown and expanded ever since.

Since it was formed, the Society has taken on many projects – but is perhaps best known for the establishment of the Ferrymead Tramway – an operating Tramway at Ferrymead Heritage Park – where restored heritage steam, horse and electric trams recovered from throughout the South Island can be seen running – along with associated Tramway instrastrucrure.

The society also has a small fleet of Christchurch diesel omnibuses, and runs a working trolley bus line with examples of trolley buses from all the trolley bus systems in New Zealand.

New Members and visitors are always welcome, and they may enquire at Ferrymead, either Ferrymead Heritage Park main reception or at the Trambarn. Work parties are held from 7pm on Monday nights and on Saturdays at the Trambarn, 275 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch.