Charlton Golden Grains Museum
Housed in the 1882 Mechanics Institute, this award-winning museum has over 3000 local artefacts and photos on display. There is a vast collection of local family history resources as well and if you think you have a long lost relative who may have lived here once, just ask the volunteer on duty to have a look. Open 11-3 on Sundays or by appointment. Ph. 0418 361 971. Entry is $5. Visit www.charltongoldengrainsmuseum.com.au for more info.
1 High Street, Charlton (near the roundabout)
A natural lake that used to dry up during poor rainfall years, it’s now linked to the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline so it’s kept to a good level for boating and swimming all year round. The main lake features a floating jetty, toilets, showers and electric BBQs. Powered sites are available along with general camping. Payment is made on an honesty system with a donation box next to the amenity block at the entrance. The lakes are located 14k from Charlton, on your left, along the Borung Hwy towards Donald.
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