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Galleries in Whiteman


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Bennett Brook Railway

Birthday parties for kids can be held on the train. Trains operate weekends, public holidays and some school holidays.

  • Historical Sites:Trains

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Bennett Book Railway is proudly owned and operated by volunteer members of the Western Australian Light Railway Preservation Association. BBR was formed on the 26th of April 1976 by a group of friends who shared an interest in the lesser known narrow gauge railways of Western Australia.

Starting from small beginnings in a members backyard, the railway have evolved to a fully fledged railway operation based in Whiteman Park. Today it encompasses relocated heritage local railway infrastructure using heritage locomotives and carriages from all over Australia and the world.

We aim to preserve Western Australian railway heritage and to provide a unique railway experience through the bushland of Whiteman Park.

Motor Museum of WA

If you're a motoring enthusiast or just interested in local history you'll find something of interest in the Museum. There's a range of cars & motorcycles from the late 19th century through to now

  • Museums:Motoring

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Motor Museum of Western Australia is run by the public for the public and is regarded by many curators around Australia as a leading example of Motor Museums.

Displays include period settings, repair workshops, posters and other memorabilia and, of course, the many historic vehicles. With over 130 painstakingly restored cars, bikes, competition, unusual and performance vehicles the Motor Museum of Western Australia is an educational delight for all school children, a must for every rev head and for many of us, a nostalgic reminder of youthful desires. The Museum's shop sells videos, model cars, post cards, books, badges, keyrings and other automobilia. Located in the heart of picturesque Whiteman Park, the Museum has ample parking, (car park No 11) delightful grassed picnic areas and barbecue facilities, is on the park's tramline and only an 18 minute drive from the centre of Perth. Some vehicles have a local historic story attached to them and others are rare examples that you will only find in a few select locations around the world.

So next time you are in Whiteman Park make the time to visit us near the main village, and if you visit Western Australia, then a trip to Whiteman Park is a worthwhile effort. There are many other attractions and activities for the family other than the Motor Museum. So make a day of it and visit Whiteman Park, just be sure to include the Motor Museum in your itinerary of activities at the Park.

Revolutions Transport Museum

Revolutions brings all the different modes of land transport together into one place and is the storytelling hub of the Transport Heritage Trail at Whiteman Park

  • Museums:Motoring

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The Transport Heritage Trail is an interpretive trail that guides visitors between the various transport heritage attractions within the Park.

It incorporates the five independent community groups, who each hold significant transport heritage collections, and provide rides, displays and other experiences for Park visitors. They are the:

  • Motor Museum of WA
  • Tractor Museum of WA
  • Bus Preservation Society of WA
  • Perth Electric Tramway Society – operating the Whiteman Heritage Tram rides
  • Western Australian Light Railway Preservation Society – operating the Bennett Brook Railway

Make Revolutions your first stop on the Transport Heritage Trail at Whiteman Park and discover our transporting history today.

Tractor Museum of WA

WA’s agricultural past are displayed at the Tractor Museum of WA. Including nearly forty tractors, stationary engines, vintage trucks, a display of country life artifacts & old photographs

  • Museums:Motoring,State Museums

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

See, hear and smell the machinery that played such an important part in the early life of our state.

Dozens of relics from WA’s agricultural past are on display at the Tractor Museum of WA. The collection includes nearly forty tractors, as well as stationary engines, vintage trucks, a display of country life artifacts and old photographs.

Of the tractors on display, the oldest is an operational 1920 Fordson; the rarest, a 1923 Bailor cultivator built in America; and one of the more unique is the HSCS crawler, built in Sweden and the only known one in Australia.

WA even had its own tractor manufacturer, Chamberlain Industries (subsequently taken over by John Deere before later closing down), and their original prototype tractor, the 40K, and the famous “Tail-end Charlie” are both on display.

 

A parade of restored vintage tractors from the Tractor Museum of WA chugs its way up to Revolutions Transport Museum, before returning through the Village Mall on the second Sunday of every month.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to see these marvelous relics in operation!

 

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