Roger May Machinery Museum
A Fascinating Trip To Yesteryear
Named after a well-known local enthusiast of old engines and vehicles and run by passionate volunteers, the Roger May Museum houses a range of historical and rare vehicles, machinery and farming equipment from yesteryear.
Located in a rammed earth, timber and iron sheeting building full, the character building is home to a group of volunteers passionate about restoring the old and displaying for future generations to enjoy. Dropping into the museum, is it not unusual to find some works on the go with volunteers tinkering on all vehicles and machinery. Vehicles, machinery and farming equipment from yesteryear are all housed in this building, which was named after a well-known local enthusiast and master fixer of old engines and vehicles. Also included in the collection is a wide selection of old tools; cream separators; butter-makers; early wood burning stoves and a host of other interesting exhibits. This machinery museum is located at the rear of the historic Edenvale Homestead precinct in the middle of Pinjarra. It now showcases a treasure-trove of old machinery, as well as the centrepiece - the 1938 Ruston 5VQB Stationary Diesel Engine that provided power at the nearby Fairbridge Village. The Museum is manned by volunteers who have over the years lovingly restored a lot of the items on display. They're always guaranteed to share a memorable chat and you may even like to lend a hand, volunteers are always welcome! A fascinating history and the incredible stories to uncover are endless in Pinjarra!
"Pinjarra is rightly proud of the Edenvale Complex. The whole area is fascinating from the old church to the crafts buildings to the tools shed and house converted to tea rooms. The locals really have some wonderful arts and crafts on sale for exceedingly reasonable prices too. Everywhere across the complex the people were friendly and helpful."