• Ceduna School House Museum

    Run by the Ceduna branch of the National Trust of SA, the museum is based in the old 1912 school house with an additional complex of local historic buildings including the first post office and gaol; and among its varied collection of items has equipment relating to the 1956-1963 British atomic testing program at Maralinga.

Run by the Ceduna branch of the National Trust of SA, the museum is based in the old school house built in 1912 along with a complex of other local buildings including Ceduna’s first post office and first gaol, the Denial Bay Gaol, large machinery sheds, a blacksmith’s shop, a church, and a cottage.

There is also the Wandana Schoolroom, originally sited about 8 km east of Ceduna on the Streaky Bay Road before its relocation to the museum. The museum holds a rare black and white photograph of the interior of Wandana schoolroom taken in 1917 showing a class of around 25 pupils and their teacher, Miss Edith Lee. Miss ‘Ellie’ Lee was to become the mother of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (in office 1983-1991).

Items on display include a large collection of household items and restored farm machinery of all types used by the local pioneering families of the past, a room containing a large array of medical equipment dedicated to the Bush Church Aid Society, a plaster cast of a 25-foot basking shark found at Fowlers Bay in 1914 and the skull and ribs of a Southern Right whale.

There are also collections of aboriginal artefacts while of particular significance is the memorabilia from the 1956-1963 British atomic testing program at Maralinga, about 400 km north west of Ceduna.

Adults: $3.50
Children: $2.00
Family: $7.00

Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-12noon
Wednesday 2-4pm
Thursday 10am-4pm
Closed Sunday

Geoff Lowe
08 8625 2365
[email protected]
PO Box 583 Ceduna SA 5690

Ceduna School House Museum

Run by the Ceduna branch of the National Trust of SA, the museum is based in the old 1912 school house with an additional complex of local historic buildings including the first post office and gaol; and among its varied collection of items has equipment relating to the 1956-1963 British atomic testing program at Maralinga.