The Museum was set up in 1970 to record the story of life in the South East of South Australia. It utilized the original school house and surroundings, and has evolved an eclectic collection. The museum is now based in a large complex via the Visitor Information Centre.
From railways to ploughs, from domestic life to shearing and many other areas, the Museum hopes to represent a cross-section of rural life. We also host the State Horse Drawn Vehicle Collection, and the Helen Hughes Costume Collection. The Museum has regular Blacksmith demonstrations and school visits, as well as night tours and workshops.
Museum meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, 7.30pm in the former Headmaster’s residence.