A visit to the Qantilda Museum is the essential Winton experience.
Operating since 1972, Qantilda is now part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre complex, showcasing an extensive and diverse collection drawn almost exclusively from the Winton region.
Visitors experience The Qantilda Room where you:
• Follow Winton’s timeline from 60,000 years ago to the present day
• Discover the rich pastoral history of the region and why Winton is where it is
• Learn about Winton’s role in the birth of Qantas
• Be moved by the rich WWI and WWII history
• Meet some amazing women of the outback.
The Qantilda Room also has a popular Reading Room and family history section that offers a copying service for a small fee.
From the Qantilda Room, visitors can continue to explore:
• The Banjo Paterson Room showing temporary and touring exhibitions
• The treasure trove of history within Christina Macpherson Cottage
• Tools for working the land in the Machinery Shed and Vehicle Shed
• How Winton rode ‘the sheep’s back’ in the Shearing Shed
• A BB 18. Class Steam Locomotive resting at the original Chorregon Station.
Visitors can finish their journey with a stop at the Coolibah Café and the Station Store.