The Cheese World Museum is owned and operated by Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) and is located in the Cheese World complex, opposite the factory site on the Great Ocean Road, Allansford.
The Museum shows the history of WCB and the local dairy industry through exhibits dating back to the early 1900s.
Visitors to the Museum learn about the history of the area through the broad and diverse collection of objects and stories currently on display. Much of that material has come from the generosity of the Ubergang family and the Trust established in their name.
The most significant artefact in the museum is an LKG milking machine. One local farmer, Mr. Clifford was reported in 1902 to be milking 300 cows using eight LKG machines at a rate of 120 cows per hour - much quicker than the milking maids!
The Museum volunteers have recreated an early milking bale to show how the cows were milked at the turn of the century. The display features an early milking machine surrounded by the other items that were used in what would have been considered a "state of the art" milking shed.
A wide range of engines and motoring accessories donated and maintained by the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club are on permanent display. The most impressive part of this collection is the 1940s Ruston Hornsby Engine in full working order. The Lee family engine collection of over 100 vintage stationary engines also forms part of this display.
Local collectors loan their private collections for temporary display, which ensures the Museum offers something different to see each time you visit.
5330 Great Ocean Road
Telephone: +61 3 55653190
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Sat - 9.00am - 3.00pm
Sun - 10.00am - 3.00pm