• Mount Laura Homestead Museum

    Complex of buildings including 1922 sheep station homestead telling the story of the early days of Whyalla, an original BHP workman’s cottage of 1914, an engine shed and the Telecommunications Museum with a range of historic items from the overland telegraph era to modern satellite communications. 

Cared for by volunteers from the Whyalla branch, National Trust of SA, the museum consists of a complex of buildings centred around a 1922 sheep station homestead telling the story of the early days of Whyalla.

Other buildings include an original BHP workman’s cottage of 1914, the Nicolson and Lions engine sheds, the Whyalla gaol, the Blacksmith shop, the Brian Barber Harness Shed and the Telecommunications Museum with a range of historic items from the overland telegraph era to modern satellite communications. There is also a steam train and ore truck which was in service until 1962 bringing ore from the Iron Knob Mines on the company tram line.

Adults: $5.00
Students & Children: $2.00
Concession: $4.00
Family: $10.00

Monday to Friday 10am-3pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Or by appointment

Caretaker
0417 861 705
08 8645 4213
[email protected]
PO Box 289 Whyalla SA 5600

Mount Laura Homestead Museum

Complex of buildings including 1922 sheep station homestead telling the story of the early days of Whyalla, an original BHP workman’s cottage of 1914, an engine shed and the Telecommunications Museum with a range of historic items from the overland telegraph era to modern satellite communications.