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The man who invented vegemite

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Drop in to this pop up museum that celebrates the life and history of a man who change the way Australia ate. In 1923 Cyril Callister, a food technologist working for Fred Walker in Melbourne, developed a black, salty, delicious yeast extract that we know and love today as Vegemite. The Cyril Callister Pop Up Museum finds it temporary home in a former 1950s service station next to a delicious bakery. The collection includes posters, memorabilia, old advertisements. Some of the highlights include a WWII Australian Army ration of tinned Vegemite. There are scores of Vegemite jars from the early days depicting the evolution of the shape and colour of Vegemite jars over the course of the 20th century. This is the start of what local volunteers, who wish to celebrate local man Cyril Callister’s achievements, hope to be a permanent museum one day.

Visit the bakery next Kittelty’s Sweet Stop for a Vegemite scroll or a Vegemite Brownie.

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23 Neill Street, Beaufort, VIC 3373Get directions

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