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Farming Museums Museums in Wheatbelt

Museums in Farmstay Country


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Berkshire Mill Museum

The museum captures the significant elements of the earliest settlement in the Moora area, dating back to the 19th century.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History
  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses

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The flour mill located on the Berkshire Valley Farm is but one element in a locaiton demonstrating a diverstiy of agricultural and land based pursuits and occupations. The farm is undoubetdly a comprehensive example of a farm settlment, clearly depecting way of life, skills, and innovation of the time.

Bruce Rock Museum & Machinery Museum

Bruce Rock celebrated its Centenary in 2013 with a community project that records the history of the district, its people, farming and business enterprises and social life. The Centenary Pathway is bordered by a mosaic slab wall stretching the length of the main Street created by residents proud of their heritage.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History,Motoring

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

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A farming town, Bruce Rock produces crops of wheat, barley, lupin and peas. Sheep, pigs and goats are also farmed in the area.
 
Bruce RockThe Bruce Rock Museum comprises of a historical display in the restored Bank with adjoining reconstructions of an original one-roomed school, a typical mud brick settlers hut and a blacksmiths shop. An arts and crafts centre is located in the main street displaying a wide variety of work by local artists. A new Art Gallery The Old Club Gallery features work by Wheatbelt Artists. Located in the main street is the Federation Amphitheatre, designed and built by the local community. A performance or function setting, the amphitheatre has an adjoining sculpture park offering visitors a peaceful stroll around the interesting garden.
 
Bruce Rock celebrated its Centenary in 2013 with a community project that records the history of the district, its people, farming and business enterprises and social life.  The Centenary Pathway is bordered by a mosaic slab wall stretching the length of the main Street created by residents proud of their heritage.
 
The nearby bank at Shackleton is said to be Australia’s smallest bank and is also worth a look.
 
Kokerbin Rock, located 45 kilometres west of the town, is an immense granite outcrop. It is the third largest monolith in Australia and is recognized as an interesting unspoilt spot for flora and fauna study. It covers 9 hectares and is 122m high with interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side. From the summit you can enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. To protect the fragile environment of Kokerbin Rock, camping facilities are now available at the historic townsite of Kwolyin 9kms south. Toilets, campers kitchen, BBQ and covered seating areas available.

Corrigin Pioneer Museum

  • (08) 9063 2246

Housing the history of our days gone by, a worthwhile visit whilst in Corrigin.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Wednesday,Sunday

Description

View the collection of tools and restored farm machinery, including tractors in working order, see the blacksmiths shop, the one room school, the shearing shed, old district photographs, clothing and other pioneer memorabilia. The Pioneer Memorial Wall at the entrance to the Museum commemorates early settlers. Please call in for a visit, you will be surprised!

Cunderdin Museum

Arguably the central attraction in the Shire, you shouldn’t leave without visiting the Cunderdin Museum. Even if museum’s aren’t usually on your ‘to do’ list, make an exception – you won’t be disappointed

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

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In 1974 the No 3 Pump Station was classified by the National Trust (WA) and in 1999 it was permanently entered on the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s State Register of Heritage Places. The following statement of significance was prepared by the Heritage Council of Western Australia:
“No 3 Pumping Station, a brick and corrugated iron building in a Federation industrial style, constructed to house a pumping station, has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons:
the place is of international importance as a key component of one of the greatest engineering and infrastructure schemes of the late nineteenth century, the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, which was completed in 1903;
the place has rarity value as Australia’s greatest engineering scheme, and is the most tangible infrastructure result of the discovery of gold in Western Australia;
part of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, the place was a key element in the pattern of social, demographic and economic development and resource exploitation in the State. The whole enterprise is an indication of the importance of gold to the regional and national economy at the end of the nineteenth century;
the place has important associations with Australian technological innovation, as well as social and political imagination and ambition. The place is associated with a number of notable figures including the scheme’s designer C. Y. O’Connor and Premier Sir John Forrest, as well as Director H. W. Venn and the architects and engineers of the Public Works Department;
the place has aesthetic value as a well designed purpose built industrial structure expressive of the public importance and ambition of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme; and,
the place has the potential to communicate its history and historical context and thus improve public understanding of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme.

Morawa District Historical Society

Morawa District Historical Society and Museum is a small volunteer group dedicated to preserving local town and agricultural history in Western Australia.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

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The Morawa District Historical Society was first formed in May 1973, with its main objective of retaining a historical record of the district. Relocation of the original Old Gaol and Courthouse, in 1975, from Stokes Road to its current position, in Prater Street, was one of the first projects undertaken. Unfortunately the original horse stables associated with this building had been removed. The Old Gaol and Courthouse now forms the centrepiece of the Morawa Museum. The Museum houses a truly remarkable collection of windmills as well as examples of vintage farm machinery and equipment. The windmill collection is renowned world wide and is the subject of The Windmill Journal a publication produced quarterly by the Morawa District Historical Society and distributed world wide.

Narembeen Grain Discovery Centre

Adjacent to the Narembeen Roadhouse (entry through the Roadhouse) is a modern, interpretive centre focusing on grain growing in Western Australia.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Learn more about farming in Narembeen as you wander through the centre. Browse at the brilliant visual and interpretive displays as you discover some of the history and future of grain growing in Narembeen.

Exhibits include a 1950s farm house kitchen, a ‘humpy’, a grain stack, an interactive CBH area with weighbridge and hut, displays on the future of farming and a supermarket showing end products, like breakfast cereals and bread. The centre also has an interactive agribusiness section, an export area detailing the journey of grain from farm paddock to overseas markets and displays on the future of farming.

Entry is via gold coin donation.

Narembeen Historical Museum

Located in the Old Road Board building, near the Town Hall on Latham Rd, this museum contains a visual history of the district and includes photographs of early pioneer farming practices.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

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Family files are also kept here, it has proven to be a great source of information about our locals.

Narembeen History & Machinery Museum

Located on Savage Street, this museum contains an interesting mix of photos and antiques from our pioneers.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

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Browse through the outdoor machinery museum displaying old farm machinery and farming implements.

The Corner Shop Museum

  • (08) 9825 1054

This is a small museum and the collection reflects the rural family and social life of the Tambellup district from the time of European settlement.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

It provides a valuable historical record of developments and changes in farm lifestyle, especially the contributions made by the rural women of the district. The Museum collection is a valuable resource for the primary school, touring public and residents seeking to preserve the lifestyles of their pioneering families.

Wheatbin Museum

The old wheat bin sits side by side with today's modern storage bins, and as you walk around the site you can get a direct comparrison between past and present day grain handling.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

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The Heritage Wheat bin Museum depicts Wubin's grain growing history through pictorial photos, and intricately crafted models, with the emphasis on bulk handling and displaying the machinery involved in this farming revolution. The old wheat bin sits side by side with today's modern storage bins, and as you walk around the site you can get a direct comparrison between past and present day grain handling. 

Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum

  • (08) 9681 1500

The museum is housed in one of the few 1936 type wheatbins that have been preserved. The museum was opened in 1981 with a collection of agricultural, transport and railway exhibits.

  • Museums:Farming

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

There are over 400 items in the collection, some housed in the wheat bin and others in a purpose built building consisting of two general purpose sheds and a reception entrance display area incorporating a visitor’s centre. This area has also been designed and built in the style of a 1930s weigh bridge to keep within the theme of the museum.

Many items in the collection have been restored and are in working order. Rare tractors such as a Marshal MP 6 and an American Waterloo Boy are on display along with many other tractors, farming implements and vehicles dating back to the 1920s. There is also a collection of historical memorabilia from the area.

Wyalkatchem Old School House Museum

Set up as a house of earlier times with articles in room settings.

  • Museums:Farming

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  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

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The house contains an old switchboard from telephone exchange and various old printing machines along with beautiful old dresses and kids clothing, kitchen utensils and furniture.

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