Bencubbin - Places to See

Bencubbin Hotel
One of the town's minor interests is the strange fact that the Bencubbin Hotel is actually two hotels. Although one hotel is obviously nothing more than an extension of the original hotel the difference in architectural style is such that they give the impression of being two hotels standing next to each other.

Bencubbin Museum
There is a museum in Bencubbin (it can be opened by getting the key from the Shire Office which is next door). The museum's great claim to fame is that it has a piece of meteorite but it is so small as to be of interest only to scientists. The piece of meteorite is part of one of the three meteorites found near Waddouring which weighed 54.2 kg, 64.6 kg and 16 kg respectively. They are all now located in the Western Australian Museum. The museum is a typical rural folk museum with small displays of bottles and other memorabilia.

Bates Farm Museum
Another museum, the Bates Farm Museum, is located some kilometres out of town at Welbungin on the Mukinbudin road. It has a large collection of old farm equipment and vehicles of which a rare donkey drawn wagon is one of the most interesting exhibits.

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