Built in 1860 of local stone as a telegraph station, designed by the Colonial Architect.
The museum portrays the local history of Gawler and district with displays of objects in context, located in a Heritage listed building this is a fine two-story stone structure initially built to house a telegraph office and first used in 1861. Subsequent uses include a school of mines and an electoral office, and most recently for the Gawler Museum.
Significant items in the museum’s collection include: a Triola, Aoelian Orchestralle, box piano, Paternosters’ musical instrument, John McKinlay’s travelling chests, Timer fashion dresses and Hoffman’s pottery.
Address: 59 Murray Street Gawler 5118 SA
Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm, or by appointment.
Phone: 08 8522 4709
Entry Fees: $3 per Adult, $2.50 Concession