Urlwin Park Agricultural Museum is one of two sites operated by Balaklava Museum Incorporated. Opened in 1986, Urlwin Park houses a collection of vintage farm tractors, tillage and harvesting implements, and stationary engines. There is a replica of Anders Blacksmith Shop, an Anders working windmill, an early rural bank building, a telephone exchange and working telephones. The Zacher Pavilion showcases the district’s early manufacturing industries with a collection of ‘Balaklava made’ horse drawn vehicles and farm machinery (for example Walter Blake, Brebner and Keefe, Ahrns Bros, Illman and Sons), plus tributes to the wool industry and to Dean Zacher, after whom the pavilion was named. Enjoy a trip through history.
Included in the Heartlands heritage trail. Brochures are available for a self drive history tour of Balaklava and town heritage walks. Also features Corduroy Road – historic link to Gulf Road Copper route.
Fee gives entry to both Museums – Urlwin Park and Centenary Hall