From Hooves to Highways

Decades ago, someone found a beautiful, discarded, old book, The Motor Car in Western Australia. He took it home for safekeeping and, in 2016, donated it to Museum of Perth.

The focus of this exhibition is not cars, so much as the extraordinary pioneering motorists on those pages, and how the Automobile Club of Western Australia, now known as RAC, helped transform Perth, and more broadly Western Australia. Explore Perth’s early automobile history, see the magnificent 1899 Renault (Type A), said to be the oldest Renault in the world, and a 1905 De Dion Bouton Q. See how Perth’s early motorcar owners helped shape the laws and landscape of driving today.

Miller Bakehouse Museum, Palmyra, Theodore (Fader) Miller of McKimmie St, Palmyra, c1914.jpg

From Hooves to Highways

The Atlas Building
8-10 The Esplanade
Perth WA 6000
(corner of Sherwood Court,
opposite Elizabeth Quay)

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday & the first
Saturday of each month:
10:00am to 4:00pm
Other Saturdays, Sundays
and public holidays: Closed