Merredin Heritage Walk

Overview

A two kilometre walk around Merredin’s CBD looking at Merredin’s Heritage buildings, including Cummins Theatre, Merredin Courthouse and Townhall.  Collect the Merredin Walk and Cycle trails brochure from the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre for a map of the trail including a detailed history of the buildings and their significance in Merredin.

Pioneer Park, Merredin

Situated along the Great Eastern Highway in Merredin. Pioneer Park contains the Railway Water Tower, a 50 foot high tower built in 1893. The water from the railway dam was pumped to the tower where it was used by steam locomotives until the 1960’s. The park is also a good place to have lunch over looking the Bronze Horse, Man, Dog and Plough a statue commemorating early farming ways. The Water Tower is on the Register of Heritage Places.

Photo Credit: Shire Of Merredin


About the Trail

The Merredin Heritage Walk begins in our Museum precinct where you can see the Railway and Military Musuems and historic water tower.  Continue along the trail through Barrack and Mitchell Street and look at buildings including Merredin Courthouse,Townhall and Cummins Theatre. Take a look inside Cummins Theatre and see the beautiful pressed tin ceiling. Theatre open weekdays 10am to 4pm.

Take a look at the former bank buildings and see what they are used for today. Continue along the trail to the Long Tan Vietnam memorial then continue back towards the visitor centre where the trail ends.

The walk trail brochure is available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre and a map of the trail is located on the Visitor Centre building.


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