Hong Kong Trams Station

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Hong Kong Trams Station
Hong Kong Trams Station 2016.jpg
Established 27 October 2013 (2013-10-27)
Dissolved 26 August 2018 (2018-08-27)
Location Shop 5-7, Level 2, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Victoria Peak, Central and Western District, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°16′14″N 114°09′00″E / 22.27047°N 114.15005°E / 22.27047; 114.15005Coordinates: 22°16′14″N 114°09′00″E / 22.27047°N 114.15005°E / 22.27047; 114.15005
Type Tram museum
Curator Eric Lee[1]
Public transit access Green minibus No. 1 to IFC; bus 15 to Central Ferry Piers; Peak Tram (to Garden Road terminus)
Website hktramstation.com/indexe.html
Hong Kong Trams Station
Traditional Chinese 香港電車文化館

Hong Kong Trams Station (Chinese: 香港電車文化館) was a tram museum and gift shop in the Peak Galleria on Hong Kong Island.[1][2] The museum, run by Tramric Limited, opened on 27 October 2013 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Hong Kong Tramways.

The museum claimed to be the city's first tram-themed exhibition gallery, which explored the history of the tram system and its vehicles. Historical tram items on display included a 1970s money collector, tram tickets, and iron-made tram models. A reconstructed 1950s tram scene with a wooden tram seat was also present. Lectures, model-making workshops, tram tours, and exhibition gallery talks were also offered by the museum.

In May 2018, the Peak Galleria owner Hang Lung Properties informed the museum that the contract at their location would be terminated on 1 September 2018, and that rent would increase threefold.[3] As a result, the museum closed on 26 August 2018.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Street Talk: Eric Lee, Tram Enthusiast". HK Magazine. 20 August 2015. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ Hong Kong Trams Station – About Us.
  3. ^ 黃雅盈 (2018-06-16). "電車文化館被恒隆「逼遷」 9月將結業 館長:今次真的要說再見 (in Chinese)". 香港01. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  4. ^ "【叮叮情】私營博物館欠支援 電車文化館難逃「殺館」命運 (in Chinese)". 香港01. 6 July 2018. Archived from the original on 19 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

External links

Official website

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