When the NSW government established a system of Tramways in Sydney from the 1880s, it created one of the largest public tramway systems in the world. At that time, the ‘Tramsheds’ we know and love today was the Rozelle Depot, which operated trams on Sydney’s western and south western networks.
Over the next few years, the Rozelle Depot grew larger and larger, and by 1958 the depot had a capacity of 200 tramcars and employed 650 staff.
When the Rozelle Depot was decommissioned in 1958 it became derelict, but it was quickly adopted by the local art community as a ‘safe haven’ for graffiti artists.The remnants of these unique pieces of urban art gave us inspiration when we were renovating and reinventing Tramsheds and they’re still an important part of our eclectic and artisanal culture here today. You can see some of these artworks through our Augmented Reality application ‘Tramsheds Uncovered’.
Today Tramsheds has evolved into a thriving dining and lifestyle precinct offering all the convenience of a specialist market emporium and quality dining precinct, Tramsheds is the place people come to pick up artisan produce or immerse themselves in local culture.
Before or after you dine with us, we invite you to take a tour and learn more about our past, present and precinct. We can cater for groups of all sizes and types, and can customise the experience to the group’s individual requirements whether a school group, international group or corporate function.
To learn more about the experiences we can customise for your group or to chat further, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and our Guest Experience Assistant will contact you within 24 hours.