The Wongan Hills & Districts Pioneer Museum celebrates the local and Wheatbelt history. The Museum is housed in the town’s original hospital and many visitors declare themselves to have been born in this wonderful old building, which provides ample room to house a great many treasures of the Shire’s past. There is a display of 1940s hospital equipment but that’s only a fraction of what’s on offer to the visitor.
If your interest is in discovering what it was like to be a pioneer, visit Wally Townsend’s original hessian-lined hut with its home-built furniture made from local timber and recycled goods. See also a telephone switchboard, blacksmithing equipment, household items used by pioneer women, World War II paraphernalia and much more.
Behind the building, you will discover a vast variety of machinery and vehicles – wagons, buggies, harvesters, dam-sinking scrapers, a CBH wheat auger, a World War II army tank and many other reminders of the pioneer heritage.
A guided tour of the museum by one of their dedicated local volunteers will open your eyes to their past.
Caters for people who have a wheelchair