Opening in 2003, The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum is one of the most unique and entertaining tourist attractions in Australia. Situated only 3k from the busy town of Echuca this tour will take you right back down memory lane with an unbelievable display of Aussie Icon paraphernalia including over 20,000 beer cans from Australia and around the world. Other interesting and related items include tap tops, handles, barrels, bottles, signs, brewery manufacturing equipment and machinery.
As you stroll through the Museums you will also see a huge assortment of iconic Aussie products, brand names and machinery like old petrol Bowsers, washing machines, a Coca Cola Collection, kitchen and laundry items and even a partially restored WW1 canon.
Owner Neil Thomas has collected this amazing array of Aussie collectables for over 45 years and is on hand to provide you with an enthusiastic and entertaining guided tour highlighting the history and uniqueness of some of the items in this massive 5,000sq ft. shed.
In 2012 Neil completed the Heritage Farm Museum with an extensive display of old farming equipment from the late 1800's including almost an entire range of Furphy farm water carts.There is also a Blacksmith workshop, shearing shed, milking shed, saddlery and an old kitchen with 100 years old ovens build local in Echuca.
The Museum keeps improving and growing. In September 2017 another section to the Museum was opened known as the Beer Stein and Horse Drawn Carriage Museum. There are approximately 4000 Beer Steins on display. The carriages include an 1890 Dabb and Co Royal Mail Coach,1920 Milk cart,1920 Butchers Cart,1930 Bread Cart,1895 Station Buggy built locally in Rochester,1900 Taxi Cab from Melbourne and a gentleman's Sulky built in Grafton in 1905. All are in fantastic condition and most are fully restored.
Recently, the latest edition being a Car Museum known as Jack's Shed was opened.There are 9 Vintage Veteran and Classic Cars on display. Two vehicles are permenantly displayed and the other 7 vehicles change on a rotational basis. We thank the National Holden Museum in Echuca who supply a minimum of 3 cars at a time.
After your tour you can relax in the indoor function centre or just sit around with friends and enjoy a beer or two.
Group tours are welcome and we can provide catering if you wish.
The Great Aussie Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum is a licensed premises and is available for private functions. We have become a popular venue for Weddings and engagements as well as Birthday Parties and Xmas functions.
The Covid 19 pandemic was a difficult time for business premises and saddened to hear of the extensive loss of life in Melbourne. We were closed for 8 months but made the most of the opportunity to fully renovate the main Museum. We now operate under a Cover 19 Plan and we welcome all visitors in our safe environment.