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Campaspe Run - Rural Discovery Centre

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Definitely worth checking out

This visit of an agriculture museum starts with a documentary in the little theatre. Quite a number... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Karen Y
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Melbourne, Australia
Take a walk back through history. H V McKay the Sunshine Harvester inventor.

Throughout Campaspe Run you'll experience interactive displays, murals and soundscapes reflecting... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
elmoreic
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Elmore, Australia
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11 Apr 2018
“Definitely worth checking out”
29 Jan 2018
“Take a walk back through history. H V McKay the Sunshine Harvester inventor.”
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29 Railway Place, Elmore, Victoria 3558, Australia
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+61 3 5432 6646
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This visit of an agriculture museum starts with a documentary in the little theatre. Quite a number of interactive displays to interest primary school aged children and older, including one of the harvester. Highly recommended to drop in when you are in Elmore. It was...More

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Throughout Campaspe Run you'll experience interactive displays, murals and soundscapes reflecting the history of the area and the industrial changes brought about by the revolutionary HV McKay machinery. They also do group and school tour bookings with demonstrations incuding, shearing, wool spinning, milk separating and...More

Thank elmoreic
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Campaspe Run is a very interesting piece of history covering early Australian agriculture. It highlights the discovery of the Sunshine Harvester by Hugh McKay in an old shed near Drummartin. Hugh was only 19 years old. His harvester went on to be used by millions...More

Thank gaylelonsdale
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Campaspe Run is an unpretentious little museum run by enthusiastic volunteers. As someone who spent her childhood on a farm in the Goulburn Valley I was delighted by its authenticity. I particularly enjoyed the mock house interior. (Anyone remember butter pats? Coolgardie safes? Reckitt's Blue?)...More

Thank RuthMBi2015
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Volunteers are lovely and very helpful. Gave us lots of information on local history and attractions. Museum is worth a visit, only $5! Gorgeous gift shop, beautiful Australian made products.

Thank CalicoKittyKat
Reviewed 27 March 2017

For the $4.00 you get a approx 10 minute movie on the area YOU will be told how the Sunshine name for the suburb came obout. Good old tools to look at.

Thank bundydeniss
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic displays of our Early years on the land. Lots of displays and lots of information available. Very friendly staff happy to talk and answer questions

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had a look at gift shop and display and certainly worth checking out. Friendly helpful staff and some quite different gifts. Definitely stop for a look

Thank susie37760
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful volunteer-run museum that documents the impact the Sunshine Harvester had on agriculture in early Australia.

2  Thank Wenstep
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

For a information centre with a museum attached in the little town of Elmore I was surprised to spend quite a bit of time in here. Lots of local knowledge and items have been donated by the happy go lucky people of Elmore. Displays are...More

1  Thank Jakeywesta
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