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To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Stick Shed will be temporarily closed to the public from 2pm, Sunday 22 March 2020.

This is a time for us to be aware and proactive about this current situation, and protect our local community, volunteers, staff, and of course our visitors to this wonderful icon in Murtoa, Victoria during this unprecedented crisis.

Stay safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you at The Stick Shed again when this crisis is over.


The Stick Shed (previously known as the Murtoa No. 1 Grain Store) is the only remaining emergency grain store built during World War Two.

This structure is an enduring testament to iconic Australian bush ingenuity and a symbol of the growth and strength of the Australian wheat industry.

The Stick Shed is the 101st place included in the National Heritage List. Completed in 1942, the unique and dramatic structure of The Stick Shed has captured the imagination of everyone who has seen its serene and evocative cathedral-like interior. Referred to by some as the ‘Cathedral of the Wimmera’. The Murtoa Stick Shed’s ghostly unmilled tall timber poles and central aisle draw the eye upward towards the roof as light spills into the space through skylights as if through a stained-glass window.

Opening Days & Times
  • Monday-Saturdayclosed
  • Sundayclosed
Admission Cost
  • Adults: $10
  • Concession: $9
  • Children Under 16: $5
  • Family Ticket: $20
Coach Tours and Groups by appointment:0434 227 921