Stunning Victorian mansion on Adelaide's North Terrace, designed by colonial architect Sir George Strickland Kingston, and the former home of distinguished politician and financier Sir Henry Ayers, who became premier of South Australia seven times during the nineteenth century. The collection is viewable on all three floors of the museum and is well worth a visit. Something for everyone.
Housed in one of the Beachport’s oldest buildings, the Old Wool and Grain Store, the National Trust museum tells the story of the south east’s heritage including the whaling and fishing industries, farming and features a 1920s schoolroom and living accommodation of the early 1900s.
Visit the ‘The Grange’ the former residence of Captain Charles Sturt and now a museum dedicated to this renowned explorer and Colonial administrator. Built in 1840 and an example of early Colonial style architecture, it was the first house of this type in the area then known as the Reedbeds, and gave the name to the suburb in which it stands.
Classic Jets Fighter Museum is South Australia’s only museum of military aviation. Do a walk around inspection of classic jet and propeller driven fighter aircraft. View displays of aviation memorabilia from the Pacific War up to the golden years of jet fighters. Follow the complex restoration of a US Navy marine Chance Voight F4U-1 Corsair fighter aircraft by the museum volunteers. Read more about Classic Jets Fighter Museum >
The Village is a treasure trove of memories and experiences. It captures the development of a typical rural community from 1840 -1950s. The unique collection of buildings includes a baker, bank, blacksmith, garage, printer, railway, institute, school, operational fruit block and much more...each building is fully furnished with fascinating displays, equipment and memorabilia.
Located on the banks of the River Murray in the historic river port town of Mannum, the museum incorporates the Paddle Steamer Marion, the historic Randell Dry Dock, the Key's Beam Engine, Arnold Art Gallery and the Mannum Visitor Information Centre.
Telling the story of Millicent town and district from pre-settlement times, the museum is based in a large complex via the Visitor Information Centre and includes a Shipwreck room, a large machinery shed, some beautiful costumes and arguably the best collection of horse drawn vehicles in Australia.
Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum, Australia's largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators. Climb into the cabs of giant steam engines, walk through elegant carriages, enjoy free train rides, and interactive and educational displays.
Originally designed as a log cabin for Canadian Charles Chaffey, younger brother of George and WB Chaffey who established the pioneering irrigation and fruit growing area of Renmark, this 1880s wooden-floored house is furnished from this period. The property remains a working orangery and the orchard is fully operational, including its famous olive trees.
Containing the stories of over 30 ships wrecked along Port Macdonnell’s rugged coastline including the Admella, Australia’s worst shipping disaster, the museum reveals how this historic trading port became Australia’s Southern Rock Lobster Capital. View the French letter in a bottle and learn how a lobster has sex.