Past Events

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Drivers' Experiences

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August 2016, 10am-4pm

Why not drive a full size train? Steam train Peronne ($40) and the Redhen railcars ($20) are both available to drive! Train rides are available on both trains for $3 per person. Entrance fees apply.

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Z Ward: Behind the Walls

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 August 2016, 2pm - 3.30pm

Go behind the walls of the notorious Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital. For almost 90 years it was home to those classified as 'criminally insane' on the overlapping edges of criminality and mental illness. This guided tour explores the architecture and social history of this remarkable building.

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The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope’s Australasian Odyssey

Special event

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 7.30pm for 8pm start

Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society welcomes you to a fireside chat at Stangate House with guest speaker Dr Nigel Starck, who will talk about prolific English novelist Anthony Trollope, the first celebrity to tour Australasia.

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Family History Workshop: where to start

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 16 August 2016, 9:30am– 3:30pm

Who do you think you are?  This course will get you started in your quest to discover more about your family.

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Z Ward: Behind the Walls

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 7 August 2016, 2pm - 3.30pm

Go behind the walls of the notorious Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital. For almost 90 years it was home to those classified as 'criminally insane' on the overlapping edges of criminality and mental illness. This guided tour explores the architecture and social history of this remarkable building.

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Beaumont House Open Day

Guided Tour

Sundays 7 August and 4 September, 2016, 2pm - 4.30pm

Beaumont House is a State Heritage listed property built in 1849 by Augustus Short, the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide, and after, the home of Sir Samuel Davenport, politician, horticulturist & pioneer of the olive oil industy in SA. Guided tour - includes afternoon tea.

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Fancy Flappers and Frocks

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 6 August 2016. Hall opens 1,45pm for 2pm start.

Join the Art Deco & Modernism Society Adelaide Chapter for a fashion parade showing the development of Art Deco fashion through the twentieth century, followed by a Devonshire Tea with scrumptious scones!

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Threads of Industry: Changing Place, Making Place

Temporary exhibition

Saturday 6 - Sunday 28 August 2016, Weekends only 11am-4pm

As part of the SALA Festival, diverse contemporary artworks incorporating artefacts from the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mills in Lobethal. The artworks interpret societal, technological & industrial changes since the industrial revolution.

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Old Treasury Tour

Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 31 July 2016, 11am and 1pm

Explore the old Adelaide Treasury, one of Adelaide’s oldest and most significant historical sites. It was here that gold from the eastern states was stored to be smelted into the Adelaide Pound. 

The tour includes the former Cabinet Room of the South Australian Government that is in its original condition, underground tunnel areas original to the building and much more!

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Open Day - Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday

Special event

Sunday 24 July 2016, 1-4pm

Celebrate internationally renowned Beatrix Potter's 150th birthday at Stangate House's special open day with Cornish Tea and Carrot Cake, open fires and children's activities.  Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Jemima Puddleduck would love you to join us! 

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