CROWDS of curious onlookers turned out to the Millthorpe Museum this morning to see for themselves how things were done in the old days and learn about the workings and history of some weird and wonderful objects.
The museum's first ever Hands On day attracted interest from hundreds, with everything from a hand-cranked egg cleaner to a Chinook ultralight plane captivating the attention of visitors - young and old.
Secretary Jacki Irvine paid tribute to the work of the many volunteers who made the day a success.
Co-president Peter Amos said it was easy to see why the heritage and antique objects were so popular with the older generation, but the museum hoped to attract more young people with an educational program.
"A lot of these people in their 70s are reminiscing," he said.
"They come in and see equipment they or their parents used to use."
Read about some of the more unusual items on show in Monday's CWD.