Whiteman Park has a trove of transport heritage collections, with vintage bus, tram and train rides, the Motor Museum, Tractor Museum and Revolutions Transport Museum all calling the Park home.
To celebrate the National Trust Heritage Festival, Whiteman Park's transport heritage groups are offering a series of tours and activities that highlight their collections.Highlights include:
* Behind the Scenes Tours of Revolutions Transport Museum's Collection Store each Sunday at 11.00am and 1.30pm.
* Whiteman Explorer vintage bus tours every Monday at 11.00am and 1.00pm.
* Bus Workshop Tours every Tuesday at 10.00am.
* Tractor Parades every Wednesday at 12.30pm and every Sunday at 1.00pm.
* Motor Museum Tour on Friday 24 April and Friday 8 May at 10.00am and 1.00pm (cost is $5.00pp).
* Half-price entry to the Motor Museum on Saturday 25 April.
Each of the transport attractions will also be showcasing one of their prized collection pieces during the Festival. These items of significance are further recognised with a free set of souvenir cards able to be collected across the Festival. The items include:
* A 1949 Leyland Tiger OPS4/1
from the Bus Preservation Society
* Bennett Brook Railway's AV 3273 Party Coach
* The Wunderlich Horse Head
from the Whiteman Collection
* A 1996 Falcon EL Sedan
at the Motor Museum of WA
* The Perth Electric Tramway Society's B15 Four-wheel Tram Car
* A Connor Shea Auto Header Harvester
from the Tractor Museum of WA
Discover why these items are valued and talk to transport group members about their collections. Download a copy of the full Heritage Festival program here.
Whiteman Park's Heritage Festival also honours the man who pioneered this significant cultural theme at the Park, Lew Whiteman.