Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Inc
3A Fiebig Road, Meningie, 5264 South Australia

             Where the Past meets the Present!

 

WHY A MUSEUM?

In the year 2000 Ray Ashenden, a demolition contractor, began work

restoring and refurbishing the former Lakeside Dairying Co premises. 

He developed one section into a Restaurant which he and his partner

Gaye ran for some time. At the same time, Ray enthused a local group

of people to assist in developing the other section into a Museum as a

tribute to our founders and to show people today how they lived and

prospered throughout the district.


The official Launch date was 01-01-01, as part of the Federation celebration

events throughout the nation.

 

Ray had accumulated historic and interesting items through his

demolition work across the State and locals were enthusiastic in

providing what they had to enlarge the display.


The Peter Turner Family Trust has provided much of the farm machinery

and vehicles. Peter was a former dealer in these items and had

collected many over the years.  There are three sheds of this and

other outside displays.

 

SEE WHAT WAS!

Come and have a wander and spend quality time reflecting on the

past. You will probably find things with which you can identify, and

remember. Just ask your children what a wringer washer is, chances

are they won?t know, and here?s your chance to show them!

 

There is also a large collection of farm machinery and vehicles out the

back. Check out the flip flop windmill and the Stripper a family used to

sleep in. You?ll be amazed at what you will find.

 

THE PEOPLE

We are a group of Local people who care about our heritage.

Many of the items we have are unique to the district and should be

preserved. How can our children know how things were before

computers and video games?

 

 

 

   BECOME A MEMBER!

Are you interested in the history and heritage of the district and want

to see it preserved for your children, grandchildren and the

generations to come? Then why not become a member! Membership is

not expensive, or you may choose to join us for our quarterly Working

Bees or to give us the benefit of your knowledge and expertise.

 

LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

Just hit the "Contact Us" button on any page, and leave us a message

and contact address. Or, if you're in the neighbourhood, drop in for

yarn and a look around. We'd love to see you!