Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum

Historical perspective on the agricultural industry

 

Location:

34 Henty Highway, Warracknabeal 3393

Admission:

Family $25, Adult $10, Child $6
Concession and groups $6 

Opening hours:

10am – 12noon and 1pm – 5pm daily 

Contact us:

(03) 5398 1616

PO Box 355, Warracknabeal 3393

warracknabealhistory@gmail.com

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.

The Warracknabeal Wheatlands Machinery Museum also has a modern meeting room and kitchenette available for hire. Please contact us to find out more. 

Just some of the models on display include:
Titan • Altis Chambers • John Deere • Fordson • Ronaldson Tippett • Case • Mitchell • Fiat • Benz • Chamberlain • Shearer • International Harvester • McDonald • Caterpillar • Avance • Jelbart • McCormick International • H.V. McKay • Massey Harris • KL Bulldog • Lister • Moline • Massey Ferguson • Twin City • Sunshine • Lanz • Ferguson • Horwood Bagshaw • Deutz • Class • Hege • New Holland • Hanomag • Oliver • White • HSCS • Hart Parr • Nuffield • Zetor • Mogul

34 Henty Highway, Warracknabeal 3393

34 Henty Highway, Warracknabeal 3393