Milparinka Heritage Town Police Barracks Centre

Information

Alongside the Milparinka Courthouse is the former police station, barracks and early courtroom.

Built in 1883 of local sandstone it has been all of the above, as well as a private home and now a public museum space.

The “What was at Milparinka Room” features stories about the most important buildings in Milparinka as well as the early movers and shakers of the town. Their stories are recorded on panels around the walls, while in the centre a display case holds items such as the hydrometer once used to measure the specific gravity of liquor at the Albert Hotel, or a set of gold scales which may have been used to weigh gold mined at Mount Browne.

The Milparinka ANZAC room is also located in the former police barracks and is dedicated to the young men of the district who enlisted in World War 1. Entitled “From Milparinka to Messines Ridge” the featured story boards briefly recount the experiences of these brave young men, several of whom lost their lives during the conflict.

Each of their respective war records have been published and are available for reading. Several items of war memorabilia are on display, including some used by the servicemen during the war.

Facilities

  • Family Friendly
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Barbeque
  • Non Smoking
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Interactive Centre

Other

  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.