• Malowen Lowarth Cottage

    In this restored 19th century mine captain's cottage furnished with authentic 1860s artefacts, you can learn about life in Burra during the early copper mining days and see the cottage garden planted with herbs and flowers.

This restored mine captain’s cottage is part of the Paxton Square complex of 33 cottages built between 1849 and 1852 around a central common, as accommodation for the growing number of miners coming to the area to support the Monster Mine.

Malowen Lowarth means hollyhock garden in Cornish.  Gardens were important to the miners not only as a source of fruit and vegetables but also giving a touch of colour to their drab and harsh existence.

The cottage is one of the eight sites in the care of the Burra National Trust. You can visit at set times and have a guided tour or visit at leisure using the Burra Heritage Passport which gives visitors access to eight locked sites, available seven days a week from the Burra Visitor Centre.

Adults: $4.50
Children: $2.50
Concession $3.50
Family: $10.00
or as part of the Full Burra Heritage Passport

Saturday 2-4pm
Sunday and public holidays 9.30-11.30am

or daily as part of the Burra Heritage Passport

Burra Visitor Centre
1300 775 540
[email protected]

or
08 8892 2154

Malowen Lowarth Cottage

In this restored 19th century mine captain's cottage furnished with authentic 1860s artefacts, you can learn about life in Burra during the early copper mining days and see the cottage garden planted with herbs and flowers.