Open every day, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Closed Christmas and Boxing Day
Carpark 1 - Building ‘1’ on Park Map
Entry by donation
(Some special programs attract a fee)
Are we there yet?
Revolutions Transport Museum is much more than the State’s only land transport heritage museum – it is an engaging exhibition that showcases the far reaching impact that our transport choices have made, and are making, on Western Australian lives and landscapes.
Open your eyes to some of the fascinating land transport heritage stories, ideas and developments that have shaped our past and will impact on our future.
Within the exhibition, mini-movies starring the character ‘Rev’ are played in the theatrette, exploring various aspects of the land transport story. Revolutions is also home to the Whiteman Collection, antique machinery and curios that were collected by the Park’s namesake, Lew Whiteman.
It will change the way you think about transport and how it shapes our lives and our neighbourhoods.
Revolutions Transport Museum is the home of the Whiteman Collection, Lew Whiteman’s bequest to the people of Western Australia. Each quarter, one of these special items from the Collection are displayed in the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ in the foyer of the Museum.
ON DISPLAY UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2018
What do gold scales and land transport have in common? The discovery of gold in Western Australia during the 1890s kick-started the development of towns and infrastructure throughout the State. The accurate weighing of gold was undertaken by banks using special gold scales, similar to those currently on display in our Cabinet of Curiosities! Discover how gold helped pave the way for transportation within WA, on display until January 2018 at Revolutions Transport Museum.
Bringing together the wonderful transport heritage and recreational aspects of Whiteman Park, our Down Memory Lane tours are a great day out for seniors groups.
Starting with a delightful morning tea and special tour of Revolutions Transport Museum, the Down Memory Lane tour will take you and your group on a fascinating look into the past on a vintage train, tram or bus ride with one of the Park’s transport heritage groups.
After lunch, visit one of the other museums or simply enjoy browsing the shops in the Village Mall before heading home for the afternoon.
Full day tours, including lunch, cost $35.00 per person. Other itinerary options are also available. Down Memory Lane tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance through our Bookings Office.
‘Wheels of Change‘ Transport Heritage Education Programs
Revolutions, WA’s most diverse land transport museum, offers five separate education programs designed for students in Years K-1, 2-3, 4, 5 and 6.
The programs explore how changes to land transport in Western Australia have transformed lives and shaped communities, both past and present. They also offer students a chance to experience and understand the development of transport like nowhere else can.
Each quarter, a new free guided tour topic is offered at Revolutions!
Trains, Trams and Gold
Tuesday to Friday, 2.00pm
December 2017 – February 2018 (excluding school holidays)
Western Australia’s major gold discoveries are linked to railway development in ways you might not have known about.
Take this short tour to learn about the emergence of trains and trams in Western Australia and then explore the Museum in your own time, with new understandings of Western Australia’s unique challenges.
There are always great hands-on activities for your kids each school holidays. Check the Kids Only page for details! (Fees may apply).
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.
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.