The Heritage Wheatbin Museum
The collection provides a 'Who’s Who' of the region, and a 'what’s what of wheat'. It is housed in a 1939 bulk wheatbin designed and built by Cooperative Bulk Handling and a Machinery Shed and Railway Station Building. Enter the Museum through the historically significant wheatbin, (designed and built by Klein and Leibe), right next to modern day grain bins, which together provide an immediate visual history of the scale of changes in farming infrastructure and practices. The wheatbin was used for loading bags of wheat, and manual handlers were called ‘lumpers.’ The wheatbin now houses a scale model bulk-handling machine that will thrill kids of all ages. You can also find an impressive collection of trucks, cars, farming machinery, war memorabilia and a collection of shearing competition t-shirts. Tucked at the back of this shed you’ll find the highly unusual 10kW Art Deco AWA Broadcasting Transmitter - one of only a few left in Australia. Do not miss the emu egg incubator, which looks like a sauna!