Bunbury motor museum revs up with official opening
The Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum roared to life on Sunday when the venue was officially opened.
Wellington Street was buzzing with activity for the museum’s opening day, with a constant line out the door of patrons eagerly waiting to explore inside.
The morning kicked off with a Show ‘N Shine of a range of colourful and quirky vehicles from muscle cars to vintage rides in the South’s carpark, which attracted hundreds of car lovers from the get go.
Freestyle motocross rider Josh Sheehan even made an appearance on the day, meeting with fans in front of his dedicated display.
Museum board members were all smiles watching excited participants young and old browse the variety of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia on display.
“I’m really pleased with the turn out,” board member Tom Dillon said.
The board hoped the museum would bring visitors who would then spend money in the Bunbury CBD.
A culmination of history, local stories and interesting motor vehicles, the museum will provide a space for tourists and residents to explore, with one three-year-old boy getting to see his granddad’s car on display.
The museum is anticipated to become an iconic tourist destination for Bunbury and is tipped to generate more than $4 million a year in economic benefits for the city.
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