Smell, hear, see and touch these beautiful vintage machines
Located in the heart of Whiteman Park, the Tractor Museum of WA is a must visit attraction if you, like us, are a family who is interested in vehicles. I have two small boys and if you count my Daddy sized enthusiast, then we had three lads who truly enjoyed their Sunday afternoon outing. I must admit, the girls loved it too.
Dozens of relics from WA's agricultural past are displayed in chronological order at the museum, and entry is by donation, which makes it one of the more affordable options for a growing family. The collection includes nearly forty tractors, as well as engines, vintage trucks, country life artefacts and old photographs. We loved the huge display of miniature sheep, we tried counting them.
The volunteers are what makes this museum extra special and it's wonderful to hear the knowledge and enthusiasm of them for their work on restoring these machines. Be sure to engage in conversation and ask them to point out the oldest, rarest and most unique tractors on display.
My kids enjoyed looking at the tractors via the small ride-ons that they had available at the front of the museum, whilst the adults were kept busy reading the plentiful literature surrounding each display. Kids are also invited to climb on one of the tractors, have a steer and toot the horn. The staff are currently in the process of implementing a children's area with tractor activities at the museum so that kids are kept busy if Mum and Dad wanted to spend a longer time at each exhibit. A great idea.
My Children Loved Riding the Small Ride-On Tractors Around the Museum
Whiteman Park is a 4,000-hectare bushland area located 22 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The park is in the suburb of Whiteman, in the Swan Valley in the upper reaches of the Swan River. The Tractor Museum is Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am–3.00pm. Entry is by donation.