Haags Openbaar Vervoer Museum
About Haags Openbaar Vervoer MuseumThe Hague Public Transport Museum (HOVM) tells residents and visitors of The Hague the past, present and future of public transport in The Hague and surroundings. In our museum everyone who is interested in technology, in the city of The Hague and the surrounding region, and in transport will find something to their liking. The historic trams are an important part of our collection. The HOVM also has an extensive photo archive and a large collection of attributes and documents. We regularly use this in our changing exhibitions.
The HOVM is located in a former tram depot. It served for the HTM from 1906 to 1983. Since 1983, the historic trams have been parked in the Frans Halsstraat, after they had previously stayed in the depot Lijsterbesstraat. Since the 1960s they have been maintained there by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. In 1988 it was decided to transform the Frans Halsstraat depot into a real museum, and the HOVM as an official museum has been in existence since 1989. On June 23, 1989, the HOVM was officially opened.
Today's HOVM relies on more than 100 volunteers who restore, maintain and operate trams, keep the collection of historical photos, documents and attributes in good condition, organize exhibitions and much more that is needed to keep a museum running.
The Tourist Tram is also driven by volunteers from the HOVM.