Industrial Design

The Museum is housed primarily in the relocated office and weighbridge of the former Maffra Sugarbeet Factory, with an associated shed containing agricultural machinery. An audio-visual of sugarbeet growing around Maffra is included, as are small exhibitions on European exploration, Aborigines and pre-history. Archives and photographs are held off-site at Maffra Library. An extensive collection of Architectural plans is held.The Museum itself concentrates on collecting items relevant to the sugar beet industry. Local community archival material (including photographs) are held in the Flo...
The first fully accredited (map) private museum in Australia.Over 700 domestic pottery pieces from Australia, representing over 80 companies throughout Australia from the 19th century are on display.
Very different from modern retailing and pharmacy is Dow's Pharmacy in Chiltern. The extent to which retailing and the science of pharmacy and medicine have changed is well highlighted at Dow's Pharmacy. Built in 1859, the pharmacy remained open until 1968 and was operated by Hilda and Roy Dow
from 1929.You will find many original shop fittings, records and
pharmaceutical equipment.