Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum, Jeparit

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#177 of 327 in Museums in Victoria
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
Sitting on the banks of the Wimmera River, at the southern end of town, and spanning four hectares of land, is the spectacular WIMMERA MALLEE PIONEER MUSEUM.

The Museum is preserving, continually growing, and shows life as it was for many pioneers who opened up the northern Wimmera and southern Mallee. It is a “hands on Australian History Lesson” for our young Australians and a trip down memory lane for our older generation, a testament to our early pioneers for all generations to see and appreciate. Many of the tractors and machinery are in working order still, and this is demonstrated at the Annual Vintage Rally: Held each year on the QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

The Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum has a wonderful collection of original buildings from the region, all preserved in their original lay-out, and housing a vast collection of household items, tools from the era and many artefacts telling the story of the history of Jeparit and it’s area, including the people who shaped our town and surrounding communities. The main entrance of the Museum is a beautiful old home, known as Brierly House. There is also Albacutya Homestead, Werrap Hall, Tarranyurk Hall, Woorak Church, Detpa State School, a Chemist and a Blacksmith’s shop, amid the grounds of the Museum, along with the H.V McKay shed, Harvesting machinery shed, Gaols, and many more sheds and areas to poke around in, and discover the heritage within.

Come and see one of Australia’s best kept secrets!!!
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  • The museum features the Albacutya Homestead which was originally built on Albacutya Run, the region’s first sheep station. The homestead and log cabins were gifted to the museum in 1969. There is...  more »
  • This is a real gem in out of the way Jeparit. There is a lot of history here about our early pioneers and much of which would be lost if not fit the people of Jeparit and the volunteers who look...  more »
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  • A hidden gem ! Definately worth the visit. The old buildings are full of interesting stuff that shows how people lived in the early days, from household goods to farm equipment and everything in between. You could spend a day walking around here and not see everything.
  • Great half day out...lots to see for everyone and well put together

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