Take a look at the history of grain handling in the Wheatbelt region with a visit to the Wubin Wheatbin Museum. You can learn how the wheat was collected and stored in the early days by viewing a collection of photographs and a fascinating display of farming machinery.
The Heritage Wheatbin Museum depicts Wubin’s grain growing history through pictorial photos and intricately crafted models, with the emphasis on bulk handling and displaying the machinery involved in this farming revolution.
The old Wheatbin sits side by side with today’s modern storage bins, and as you walk around the site you get a direct comparison between past and present day grain handling. Walk around the original 1930s Wheatbin where the museum is situated and compare its size and structure to the modern bins that are in operation today.
Drive through the region during the months of August and September for a memorable display of vibrant wildflowers. Make sure that you keep a close watch for the rare and unusual Leschenaultia wreath flower which is famous in the region.
You can park the car right next to the popular wildflowers spots. Then, you can walk along bush trails to examine the flowers closely. Stop and pause at the picturesque Wubin Rocks for a picnic lunch amongst the wildflowers.
The town of Wubin is located on the Great Northern Highway, and is a three hour drive north of Perth.
Note: The museum is open during the months of June – September from 10am – 3pm, 7 days per week (subject to volunteers). Please check the exact business hours with the Museum before you go.