A hidden gem and definite highlight at the Copper Coast Tourism Centre activity list was the Farm Shed Heritage Museum. The name is deceiving – I was expecting a single shed with a few tractors and boy, was I wrong! It comprises of a seemingly unending number of displays, 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.

There are displays going into the history of the region – having already spent a few days on the Copper Coast, the kids were able to understand different points of reference and I have no doubt that they have tucked a few little tidbits of info into their brains!

Matta House is 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 Kulpara 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. The Grandma and ex-teacher in our group loved this and spent ages reminiscing about their own childhood classrooms!

Take your time at The Farm Shed Heritage Museum, there is a lot to take in. There is every type of machinery imaginable, so much information about the past and the people of the Copper Coast and tons of displays on all aspects of “life back then”. We played “hey kids do you know what this is?” many times during our visit, with everyone having a good giggle as they tried to guess what and old phone, shoe polisher, vaccum cleaners and many more relics from days gone by were!

The Farm Shed Heritage Museum 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: $12 | Children: $3 | Family (2+3): $30

Guided tours are available for groups, please call Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre on 08 8821 2333 to arrange.
A wheelchair and walking frame are available to use within the museum, please call to ensure availability.


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