The Pioneer Village Museum is a place of learning, relaxation and fun for the whole family. Most of the exhibits can be observed from close range, some items can even be touched, like our hand operated water pump or the wishing well.
|A||Office||Maps, books, Bundy Clock, Quiz|
|B||Rendall Cottage||18th century house|
|C||Chittick Museum||Loads of antique items|
|D||Saddlery||Lots of leather items|
|E||Machinery Shed||Farm machinery|
|F||Machinery Shed||Farm and transport|
|H||Machinery Shed||Farm implements|
|I||Settler’s Hut||Bushman’s living quarters|
|J||The Barrel of Fun||Fun for kids|
|K||George Walker Bridge||Swing Bridge (to bushwalks)|
|L||The Old School||Learning the old way|
|M||The pond||Cross the bridge|
|N||Wishing Well||Make a wish|
|O||Windmill||Goes when the wind blows|
|P||Forge||See the large bellows|
|Q||Dairy||Milk, Cream and Butter making tools|
|R||Barbeque Shelter||Rest a while|
|S||Barbecues||Gas ones for the cook|
|T||Selby Rocks||Big rocks with secrets|
|U||Hampden Bridge truss||What’s under the Bridge|
At the Museum site
- Clock in on the Bundy Clock, do the quiz and Bundy out!
- Children (and adults) can ring the School Bell.
- Press a button in the Chittick Hall or in the Light Horse Brigade Room and hear interesting details told by locals.
- Visit the old Settlers Hut and watch a video about how timber splitting and fence making was done more than a hundred years ago.
- Have a run on the Fun-barrel outside the Settlers Hut.
- Listen to a re-enacted School Lesson in the old bush school.
- Drop your coins in the Wishing Well.
- Have a closer look at the double-seated Family Loo.
- Smell the leather and wax in the Horse Saddlery.
- Study the Family Tree on the verandah of the Rendall Cottage and later take a drive to the Kangaroo Valley historic cemetery to compare names and years.
- Find out more about your own ancestors with the help of the Museum’s computer archive system.
- Sit down for a lunch in the BBQ area.
- Take photos of the park, the old buildings and Hampden Bridge.
Across the suspension bridge
Cross the suspension bridge will bring you to the start to the bushwalking area. Here you will find a quick 20 minute bushwalk and a 90 minute marked bush walk track. Discover the scribbly-ghost gums, many species of native trees and plants and of course, the wildlife. Look for the echidnas, lizards, wombats and kangaroos and wallabies.