Cyril Callister Foundation Vegemite Museum
The Cyril Callister Museum – the man who invented Vegemite is currently open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am – 2pm. The museum can be found at Servo@23.
Drop into this 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 Museum home is in a former 1950s service station. 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.