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Travel through time with a free barbeque and treasure hunt exploring the Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum in Jeparit on Wednesday 9 July at 1pm (no charge, bookings essential, Kirrilly Schwarz, Hindmarsh Shire 5391 4444.)
Experience farm life as it was more than a century ago
Visitors can now wander through historic buildings, such as The Homestead (c.1885), Silage and Pigsty and The Woolshed (the largest thatched roof woolshed in the southern hemisphere), or view the extensive collection of farm machinery that is preserved by the custodians of Clayton Farm. You can also enjoy morning tea, lunch or dinner. Bookings are essential.
Monday, Wedesday & Friday: 11am - 4pm & Sun: 1pm - 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Other times by appointment.
Buses and School Groups welcome.
Naracoorte Rd, Bordertown
Ph: 08 8752 2548
The Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum is around 1 1/h hrs drive from Kaniva in Jeparit. It sits on four hectares of land adjacent to the Wimmera River and houses many historic buildings, antiques, machinery and furnishings of the first Europeans in the district.
The museum is run by volunteers and displays historical articles and machinery of the areas past, in sixteen historic early buildings.
The museum boasts Victoria's largest displays of farm machinery, historical buildings and furnishings.
Wimmera-Mallee Pioneer Museum
Charles St, Tel: (03) 5397 2101
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12pm, 1pm - 4.30pm.
Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 4.30pm or by appointment.
Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday & Anzac Day morning.
Adult $10, Pens $6, Child $3, Families $20.
(Contact the Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum for the latest pricing and opening hours.)