The museum was a long held dream of the founder Mr. Hugh Manning, who had been an avid collector of Agricultural Tractors and Machinery since the 1960’s.
Hugh and his many friends got together to bring this dream to life and with a lot of discussion, sponsorship from Alcoa of Australia and the Serpentine/Jarrahdale Shire who made available land in Wellard Street, the first steps to bring the dream to life were taken.
It was at this time the dedicated army of volunteers jumped in - site works, sand carting, landscaping, steam cleaning and the restoration of tractors and machinery got started, and after much hard work from many people it all came to fruition on September 18th, 1993.
"The Dream became the Reality and will continue growing today and into the future".
In 1994, the Museum won the Australia Day Award for 'Community Event of the Year'. We are very pleased and proud that our efforts have been recognised.
In February of 2004 Hugh Manning passed away, but with the ongoing hard work and dedication of many volunteers past and present, his dream lives on and continues to grow.