Mundaring Weir is one of Australia’s most significant industrial heritage sites. Although the pipeline project was finished over a hundred years ago, it remains the longest steel freshwater pipeline in the world today, carrying its precious cargo a staggering 560km across country to its destination in the eastern Goldfields. The No 1 Pump Station stands at the foot of Mundaring Weir. This museum pays tribute to the project that was so exceptional that it was originally termed a ‘scheme of madness’. Here visitors can learn of the vision of the individuals who conceived the pipeline and hear stories told by the people who built it. Enjoy great views from the north side of the dam wall, walk across the wall, or picnic on the south side. There are also endless opportunities for short or long bush walks through the State jarrah forest. Precinct facilities include accessible toilets, water, picnic shelters, gas BBQs, sculptures and children’s play area.
The museum is open Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 12pm-4pm. Entry fees apply.