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HomeGroundsWagon House Museum

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeGroundsWagon House Museum

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeGroundsWagon House Museum

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeGroundsWagon House Museum
The Wagon House Museum is located adjacent to the Azelia Ley Homestead. It is a large building constructed in 1985 to house the various wagons and trucks donated to the museum.

Inside you will find a collection of trucks, farm machinery, wagons and carriages.

There is even some trucks out the front of the building that the kids can play on anytime.

The Wagon House Museum is separated into two rooms:

Wagon House

Room one

This room exhibits several horse and carts from the 19th century, loaded with groceries and goods from that era.

The displays show various artefacts including toy car collections, early Meccano construction kits, and a selection of radios and irons from 1900s. Historic materials from the local Small Goods Industries, Watsonia, now the Eliza Ponds Estate, and the old Spearwood Fire Station are also featured.

Room two

This room displays the machinery of the early market gardeners, tractors and a truck, and equipment from the early local dairies, which have been donated by our local community.

Much of the machinery was hand-made to serve a specific purpose.

This Museum also features domestic utensils and appliances from c.1900s.

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