Transport Museum - No. 2 Goods Shed
By Bruce Barbour - February 2016
This is a suggestion that I initially made many years ago
- so long ago that it was to the Docklands Authority
(which merged with the Urban Land Authority in 2003 to
form VicUrban - later Places Victoria - now tenanted in
the Goods Shed). I recently (Feb 2016) re aired the
suggestion on the Future Melbourne 2026 website.
Suggest the conversion of the No.
2 Goods Shed# (or what is left of it) to a Transport
Museum (in Melbourne Australia). It is sympathetic to the
original use of the structure. It may also provide a place
to house transport collections such as those in Museum,
Vic, the Williamstown
Railway Museum and various tramway museums around
& 2) and
even consolidate private car collections.
This of course would be subject agreement of the
Australian Railway Historical Society, the tramways
historical organisations and the car collection
organisations. I hope they could be convinced about the
advantages of such a museum in terms of preservation of
the historical heritage and public exposure.
If the Goods Shed is not available
or not viable then somewhere else in Melbourne CBD, the
Docklands or Southbank (perhaps in association with
Woodside, to further extend the transport theme). A
transport museum would be a tourist attraction - and
Melbourne has an extensive and interesting transport