Transport and travel

Do you remember the sounds of horses' hooves, cable cars or car horns? Or the feeling of owning and driving your first car? 

Reminisce about forms of transport and travel from last century with a range of activities to do at home.

Three girls riding their bikes to Ferntree Gully, 1940.
Three girls riding their bikes to Ferntree Gully, 1940.


Take a musical journey through the 1940s to 70s with a mixtape of songs inspired by transport and travel.

Image slideshow

Download images from Museum Victoria’s extensive collection focussed on different modes of transport from last century ranging from planes, to trains to automobiles.


Test your general knowledge on popular methods of transport and travel from last century.


Other activity suggestions

Go for a walk

Get some fresh air and simply go for a walk.

Virtual train journey

There are many amazing virtual train rides available for free online. Simply search ‘virtual train trip’ in your search engine or YouTube and experience some of the most spectacular train journeys from around the world from the comfort from your couch.

Car washing

For many proud car owners, washing their car was a weekly ritual. Get together some washing equipment and give your car (or someone else’s) a wash, buff and polish.

Bicycle repair

Tinkering with bicycles can be very enjoyable. Have a go at giving a bike a full service or some simple maintenance like pumping the tyres.

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