Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum
The Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum offers a unique, historical perspective on the agricultural industry, housing the largest collection of historical machinery in Australia.
Since 1973, the Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum has been collecting historical pieces – from old tractors and hay bailers to harvesting and cultivating equipment – the Museum has something for every farming and historical enthusiast.
At the centre of a vast wheat and grain growing area, the theme for the museum is grain production. From hand implements including hoes, scythes and flails, it traces the invention and modification of machinery to the present day. Horse, steam and tractor power are all represented and hundreds of machines are on display inside and outside the museum, which occupies a 40-acre site.
In the grounds adjacent to the museum building is a replica of the Log ‘Smithy’ hut in which Hugh McKay produced the world’s first Sunshine Stripper-Harvester in 1884. The original is located at the ScienceWorks Museum in Melbourne.
The Don Wurfel Grain Collection contains more than 1,000 samples of grain from 40 countries and is on permanent display.
The Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum offers a unique, historical perspective of our agricultural industry and is a fascinating must see on your visit to the Wimmera.
$6 - $6