The Cheese World Museum forms part of the Cheese World Tourist complex on the Great Ocean Road, 45 minutes' from the 12 Apostles and 15 minutes' from the coastal city of Warrnambool. Adjacent to the Cheese World complex, the Museum is full of mementos that shine a spotlight on the farming industry with exhibits dating back to the early days of Australia's dairy industry. It features an amazing array of cheese and butter making implements and relics of everyday farm-life are on show.

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The Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory was first established on this site in 1888 and has continued to grow to become a major contributor to the local economy. The Museum shows the history of the company and the growth of the local dairy industry from the early 1900s to today. In addition to the dairy history displays the museum also houses a motor museum, including a wide range of engines and motoring accessories donated and maintained by the Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club.

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