The museum celebrates forestry – one of South Australia’s largest industries – and covers all aspects of the timber industry within and around the Limestone coast, the only one of its kind in the region.
The museum collection includes old logging machinery, including the first ever Log harvester in the south-east of South Australia, old swing saws, an original log truck built on an American ex-war vehicle (1947) as used in the SE until the 1970s. See a reconstructed accommodation (single man quarters) hut as used by post-war refugees who were given work in the local Mill.
There are albums of photos and documents to browse of old mills and their employees that give an insight into the culture of the times. DVDs of logging in the Snowy Mountains, logging in the SE and the management of the Plantation forests in the SE are available for viewing or sale.
Free tea and coffee included in the entrance fee as we like people to stay a while and share their stories.