Edithburgh Museum

Edithburgh Museum

Edith Street, Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
We Welcome Bus Tours & Group Bookings - Limited Wheelchair Access

   

Take a step back in time when you visit the EDITHBURGH MUSEUM
Adjacent to the jetty & situated in the old McGlew & Adams Produce Store,
the Edithburgh Museum is often described as "
the best small museum in South Australia"

 

Entrance

Now a popular holiday & tourist destination,
Edithburgh
was once a totally different place - an industrial town -
which exported salt from the crude product off the
lakes to the best refined table salt packed in its own
special glass jars & cloth bags.


Grains, gypsum, lime & eggs were other products shipped from Edithburgh which, by the early 1920's
was South Australia's 3rd busiest outport.

   

The Museum's well defined detailed
displays include -


Early settlement, the agricultural,
commercial, industrial, military,
sporting & social history
of the area
with major emphasis on the -

Salt Industry
from harvesting off the lakes to transporting along the steel track, through to refining & export.

 Salt Wagon on a part of the original steel track

   

Edithburgh Jetty

Port of Edithburgh
Its shipping & the Jetty
from the 1870's to the 1930's
this once busy port was a continuous hub of activity.

Discover what it was like in the 1930's
with the interactive display.

   

Telegraph

Shipwrecks
of the area including a detailed exhibit
& many artifacts from the
'Clan Ranald' which sank off Troubridge Hill in 1909, & claimed the lives of 40 crew members
[
all of whom are buried in the Edithburgh Cemetery ]

Clan Ranald

   

Sit at the old 'Edithburgh Corporation' meeting table & browse through the
Cemetery records, School Album, Museum publications & a multitude of other memorabilia
Research Assistance is available

   
   

The Edithburgh Museum is open
2.00pm to 4.00pm Saturdays & Sundays
Other times by appointment.
Adults $3.00
Children 50 cents
Group discounts apply

For further information or bookings, contact -
Jan Geytenbeek
Phone: ( 08 ) 8852 6273
Email:
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