The Tramway Museum St Kilda has operational examples of each type of tram previously used on the Adelaide system and where possible, the line has been built using fixtures actually used in Adelaide. There are also static examples of each type of trolley bus used in Adelaide and gallery of photographs, maps and historical information.
Electric vehicles provided the main public transport in Adelaide in the five decades from 1909 to 1959 and 93 million passengers were carried in 1945 alone. When plans to replace Adelaide’s electric transport system matured in 1957, the museum was established to preserve some of the vehicles, which had served the city for so many years.
The museum is owned and operated by the Australian Electric Transport Museum South Australia, a non-profit voluntary association having full accreditation with the History Trust of South Australia. It preserves the electric public transport history of Adelaide.