Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum
In the mid 1972 a small group, the Maldon Flywheelers – machinery ‘tragic’, had the wild dream of an agricultural machinery showpiece for the town. They began gathering any discarded and superseded equipment that would fit the bill: Items that would show the vast array of machinery needed to feed, water, warm and inform the growing communities of central Victoria. Now, thanks to their sheer doggedness a 35 year old dream has come to fruition in this form of the Vintage Machinery Museum.
After years of funding submissions and VCAT appeals the Museum was formally opened in 2006. Encompassing multiple partnerships with many community groups it’s as though the whole town is involved in some way.
On the site of the once rich Great Western Cymru Company Mine. Listed on the Heritage Inventory, the museum can only be described as a flywheelers haven with many treasures in working order, But and there is a big but we are so much more, our museum has evolved into an incredibly unique display of history covering many eras with the specialty of showing how life was once worked and lived, with the use of hand tool, horsepower, to the industrial revolution with engines and electricity to solar power, moving towards the way we live today.