Our tour starts at the site of the original Sydney Markets – now the Queen Victoria Building. Step aboard a double decker heritage bus for a bus ride to the 100-year-old Leichhardt Tramshed and explore the extensive collection of bus and transport memorabilia. We return to the QVB for a grand tour of this Victorian-Federation era wonder, saved from becoming a car park by public outcry. Learn about the history of the building from design and conception and the changes along the way including the Art Deco 'remodelling' that occurred during the 1930s. From the ground floor to level 2 we will climb up the 18th century spiral staircase for an HHA exclusive viewing of the majestic central dome with impressive stained-glass inner and copper-sheath dome.
Enjoy morning tea at the bus museum and a light lunch at the QVB.
Please note that to access the Inner Dome, there are three flight of stairs, followed by a 4 rung ladder to access the rooftop and finally a spiral staircase that must be accessed. Due to this, all participants must be of able body and able to climb these stairs / ladder.