The highlight (for me…kids may vary) in the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Museum. Its a bit more than that really, comprising of a seemingly unending number of large sheds and warehouses housing a range of historical and current day farming machines and tools. Every kid loves a tractor and they won’t be disappointed here. Take your time wandering through and seeing how farming was done in years gone by, admiring the serious amount of hard work that would have gone into doing tasks that we take for granted today.
My favourite part was the displays showing the history of the region. Your kids love of history may vary (mine were a bit meh at times) but for me, showing them all this stuff is really cool. They will thank me later. Probably.
They have set up an historically accurate house to show what life was like in the late 1800s in the area, which for fellow Downton Abbey fans (Hi!), you will love. The old Kadina Primary School remains and to sit the kids down in the ye-olde classroom was really cool. I am sure the kids loved being back at school during their school holidays but again, they will thank me later with the gift of learning. Take your time with this one, there is a lot to take in. Mr 5 was a bit scared during the historical displays as, due to the incredible work done to recreate the atmosphere and displays, some sounds through the speakers were a tad scary. He warmed up by the time the tractors rolled around though.
The Farm Shed is open 7 days a week (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Allow at least an hour for your visit.
Adults: $10 | Children: $3 | Family (2+3): $25
Guided tours are available for groups, please call Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre on 08 8821 2333 to arrange.
A wheelchair, walking frame and mobility scooter are available to use within the museum, please call to ensure availability.