The Railway Transport Museum
The Rail Transport Museum is a must-see for railway and history buffs. It offers tourists and visitors a superb collection of locomotives and railway historical memorabilia that charts the opening up of the western third of the continent. The collection is highly significant as it is the only one in Western Australia that aims to tell the story of all railways across the state. Other collections focus on one aspect or a region.
Every October the Rail Transport Museum hosts the annual Railfest which is a celebration of the State's rail heritage conducted by the Rail Heritage Society of WA.
The West Australian Model Railway Club is also based at the rear of the Rail Transport Museum and the entry fee for the Museum includes Model Railway Club displays. The club meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm and visitors are always welcome. It has operated for over 50 years and these days it is not so much a matter of toys for the boys but a pastime for the adult enthusiast, keeping train lovers active and sociable. The club models Australian and American trains and visitors can view models of classic trains such as The Indian-Pacific, The Ghan and The Overlander.
The Rail Transport Museum at Bassendean is operated by Rail Heritage WA, and further information, including entry fees and opening times, is available on their website.