Inaugurated in 2014, the Kolkata Tram Musuem, Smaranika, is a refurbished, vintage 1938 tram, whose interiors have been renovated to serve the purpose of a museum that showcases rare and interesting tram memorabilia, ranging from the early days of the mode of transportation to the present. The collection includes rare photos of old Calcutta streets, replicas of the earliest trams like horse-drawn tram cars, omnibus, flat wagon trams, watering trams and more. Other exhibits include old tram passes and coupons, coin-exchanger machine, uniforms and caps used by the conductors and various tram parts like red lamp, governor switch, pull-off springs and more. One would also find displays of newspaper cuttings and pamphlets of various festivals around the world celebrating tram journeys and posters glorifying trams of Kolkata in literature. The entry tickets to the museum are also designed as tram tickets, keeping with the museum’s theme.

Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
01:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable INR 10/-
Average Duration
less than 1 hour
Esplanade, Calcutta Tram Corporation Control Office
Getting There
Nearest Metro: Esplanade
Managed By
Others West Bengal State Corporation (previously Calcutta Tram Company Limited)
Person In-charge
Other, Mr. Jalaluddin Sheikh