The Broomehill Museum

Learn about the mallet bark industry and discover a locally made rotary lawnmower.

The Broomehill Museum is a nice stop off on the start of the Holland Track. The museum is in a building which was an Agricultural Hall, housed the Mechanics Institute, the Road Board and a Presbyterian Church. The collection contains items which are unique to Broomehill’s history, including items from a local inventor.


1 Journal Street
Broomehill WA 6318

Opening Hours
Open by appointment, and for long weekends and special events.
Locally invented rotary lawn mower

In 1929 Eric Fletcher, then 17 years old, made this rotary mower. A bicycle chain drives the mechanism. It was used for 21 years at the family homestead. Eric restored the mower in 1987.


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