SY Ena is one of the finest Edwardian steam yachts in the world

Transport Heritage Expo

The award-winning Transport Heritage Expo brings Sydney's transport history to life with heritage train and bus rides, train displays and historic steam boats.

For the first time, this year's expo features the Maritime Museum's historic steam boats.

Transport Heritage Expo at the Maritime Museum allows visitors to experience sailing on historic vessels Lady Hopetoun and the opportunity to climb aboard
SY Ena. Don't miss this fantastic and nostalgic long weekend event - it's perfect for families and transport enthusiasts alike! 


SY Ena

Be transported into the luxury of a bygone age aboard Edwardian Steam Yacht Ena. SY Ena was designed by Sydney naval architect Walter Reeks and built by WM Ford Boatbuilders in North Sydney. Built in 1900 to entertain society's elite and featuring exquisite Edwardian styling, the Ena has featured in the 1920’s-set TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and vintage fashion photoshoots.

Lady Hopetoun

Lady Hopetoun is named after the wife of Australia’s first governor general and was built for the Sydney Harbour Trust in 1902. Lady Hopetoun has probably carried more famous people on her decks than any other vessel in Australia, including King George VI as Duke of York, the Duke of Windsor, the Duke of Gloucester, the King and Queen of Thailand, Governors General of Australia, and many more notable figures.

Lady Hopetoun

Trip Details

  • Departure times: 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 
  • Cruise duration: 40 mins 
  • 27 person capacity per cruise
  • Please wear flat, enclosed footwear (eg. rubber soles)
  • Vintage buses depart Central to meet Lady Hopetoun at the Maritime Museum.

Discover more

After your cruise spend a few hours exploring the museum – climb aboard a Navy submarine, catch a 3D film or explore our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Mention Maritime Heritage Expo at the museum ticket desk to receive a 20% discount on Big Ticket entry to the museum.


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