Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum
The Maldon Vintage Machinery & Museum houses a wonderful display of vintage machinery from the region and further afield. The museum can be described as a machinery heaven with many treasures in working order. Agricultural machinery, crosscut saws, threshers, ploughs, harrows, sorters, tillers and more. The museum is run by volunteers and normally is open Wednesdays 11am to 3pm, Saturdays 10am to 4pm and Sundays, however it may open extra days over the holiday period. It is advisable to visit the website for more details. http://maldonmachinery.com.au
The town of Talbot is somewhat of an enigma. Very quiet through the week, appearing almost uninhabited, but come the weekend and this little gem comes alive, especially on the third Sunday of each month when the now famous Talbot Farmers Market swells the town with thousands of visitors. There is now a new attraction to appeal to visitors each weekend. Located in the beautiful bluestone Chesterfield House in the heart of the town is the Talbot Bazaar. An eclectic mix of collectibles, vintage and other paraphernalia. Open 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Just another reason to visit this charming village. For more go to facebook.com/visittalbot or read the profile on Talbot in the summer.
Wedderburn Coachhouse Museum
The Coach House Gallery/Museum is run by the Lions Club, a not for profit organisation who took over the Museum Company in 2018. It is run by volunteers who conduct tours of the Museum. Behind every corner is a hidden treasure gleaned from the gold rush history that the area in and around Wedderburn is famous for, together with displays of woodcarving, metalwork, jewellery and other arts and crafts. After browsing the wide range of collectables and artifacts, enjoy a coffee and snack at the Coach House Gallery Museum. Open Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 10am to 3pm.
Bendigo Corner Store
Bendigo Corner Store is a cute café at 305 View Street Bendigo that’s somewhat of a surprise. It is a combination of a café, mixed business selling bread, milk, papers and more. Serving breakfast and lunch, open 7 days from 8am to 4pm. Very child friendly with a back yard, sandpit and chalkboard. Enough to entertain kids of all ages. Specialising in organic coffee, drinking chocolate, and free range produce. A new twist on the old fashioned milk bar. Ph: 5442 2008