Yankalilla District Historical Museum, Yankalilla

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The Museum has an extensive collection reflecting rural and social life of the district. Themes include agriculture, mining, maritime, domestic life and trades. There is also an extensive photographic collection. The Museum is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic band of volunteers.

The Yankalilla Historical Museum has an extensive collection reflecting rural and social life of the district.

Settlement in South Australia began with a mainland landing by Colonel Light at rapid Bay where he planted a garden to provide fresh vegetables after a long voyage.

The coast with its rich soil and high rainfall became the grain bowl of Australia in the 1850s and 1860s. It was known as the 'Wheat Era'. Flour was exported to the eastern states from local ports.

Yankalilla district has a unique history and has one of the most diverse and extensive collections of memorabilia relating to early country life in the state.

Come see out kitchen, bedroom, nursery, shop, church, sheds of farm machinery and much more. We have displays on the farming, mining, and maritime histories of the area as well as a range of memorabilia and photographs depicting early life in the district.

The Museum is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Located on site with the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.

For group bookings contact the Visitor Information Centre and we can arrange a tour guide for your group. PH 8558 0240.
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  • Worth the visit ! Well maintained , good exhibits of local history and preserved historical items , extensive . Set in nice central location in small very clean township  more »
  • Brilliantly Presented Localised History Originally inhabited by the indigenous Ramindjeri people, with coastal areas colonised in the late 1830s and the actual town established in 1839, Yankalilla has...  more »
  • I spent an hour here on Saturday, it's interesting and well set out. Many smaller buildings require access from outside so not good if it rains. Friendly and helpful staff, a worthwhile visit. Only improvements would be more paving and covered areas to the outside buildings to assist 4 wheel walker and wheelchair users.

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