The Motor Museum of Western Australia

The Motor Museum of Western Australia

Since its inauguration on December 21st, 1994, The Motor Museum of Western Australia has been an emblem of motoring history, officially unveiled by the Honorable Richard Lewis M.L.A, Minister for Planning & Heritage, on April 2nd, 1995. This illustrious museum pays homage to the late Percy Markam (1913-1994), commemorating his invaluable contributions to the historic vehicle movement in Western Australia.

Under the stewardship of the Motor Museum of WA Trust (Inc), this institution thrives on the dedication of volunteers drawn from the vibrant Western Australian community. Its distinguished acclaim stems from housing one of Australia’s most extensive collections of privately owned motor vehicles and motoring memorabilia. A remarkable ensemble of over 200 cars and motorcycles, spanning from the early 1900s to contemporary times, forms a captivating visual chronicle, tracing the rich motoring heritage pivotal in shaping Western Australia’s societal tapestry.

Beyond the array of passenger vehicles showcased, the Museum proudly hosts an impressive trove of motorbikes and approximately 6000 scale models, many generously donated under the Cultural Gift Scheme. Operating predominantly as a self-funded entity on a not-for-profit basis, the Museum operates within modest financial parameters, deriving its sustenance primarily from entry fees, philanthropic donations, and collaborative support from esteemed organizations like the Council of Motoring Clubs and affiliated car clubs. Its operational success owes immeasurable gratitude to an impassioned corps of volunteers, whose unwavering dedication ensures the Museum’s doors remain open seven days a week to the public.

Visitors to the Museum can explore an array of automobilia at the on-site shop, offering a diverse array of videos, model cars, postcards, books, badges, and keyrings. Nestled within the picturesque expanse of Whiteman Park, the Museum provides ample parking (car park No 11), inviting grassy picnic areas, and barbecue facilities, all within convenient reach of the park’s tramline. Situated a mere 18-minute drive from Perth’s city center, this automotive sanctuary offers both a historical voyage and an idyllic recreational haven.


If you visit The Motor Museum of Western Australia, you can visit Perth Cars Removal as well because we are located in the same area. Check below maps to find directions.