Museum barn ready for visitors

Visitors to the recent open day of Waiuku Museum’sheritage barn enjoyed the comprehensive displaysof old farming equipment

Visitors to the recent open day of Waiuku Museum’sheritage barn enjoyed the comprehensive displaysof old farming equipment

The heritage barn behind the Waiuku Museum is now completed with all the large agricultural machinery from the collection on display.

Bruce has built an old shearing shed complete with sorting table and gates and has found room for the wool press from the collection. A whole range of shearing tools and accessories completes the display.
Alongside this is a genuine two-cow bale milking shed, built in 1916 on the Hiscock farm at Aka Aka, and featured in last week’s edition of The Post.
A blacksmith shop with forge and shoeing equipment completes the new displays.
An open day was held recently for members and many visitors enjoyed the chance to view the barn and share afternoon tea with volunteers.
It is hoped to open the barn regularly but this depends on the number of volunteers available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
An extra person is required each weekend to look after the barn and open the school and vestry.
The museum would love to hear from anyone with a couple of hours to spare every month or two to help out with this task.
Entry to the barn is free but donations are welcome.
Visitors to the barn would be encouraged to visit the main museum building which has a small door charge.

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