Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum and Warehouse
At the southern end of the town on the Henty Highway is the Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum. The museum’s impressive collection of machinery from the surrounding areas is spread over a 16-hectare site. Some of the highlights include steam-powered chaff cutters, steam engines, early tractors, a display of over 1500 varieties of wheat and the log-fired blacksmith’s furnace which was used by Hugh McKay to build the first horse-drawn stripper-harvester.
There are also barbecue and childrens’ play facilities. The complex is open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily., tel: (03) 5398 1616 or (03) 5398 1475. The Vintage Machinery and Vehicle Rally is held here at Eastertime.
The Wheatlands Warehouse is the ultimate 2nd Hand Store. Situated on the roundabout opposite the Town Hall, the warehouse probably contains every trinket, spook, plate or furniture piece from yesterday. Allow time to view the warehouse, because an hour wont get you past the 2nd room.