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Strathalbyn & District
Heritage Centre,
South Australia.

 

The Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre is in the former police station (built 1858) and courthouse (added in 1867). Features include several rooms set out in the style of the Victorian era, a room reflecting changes in health care over the years, and a courtyard with very high stone walls. From the courtyard, one can access the three jail cells. Displays in the recently refurbished courtroom focus upon the lives of the original inhabitants and upon the settlers who first came to the district. The Scottish influence is emphasised.

In the yard is an extensive collection of farm machinery from the past, including an excellent example of a furphy, a blacksmith's shop, horse drawn vehicles and exhibits centering on the history of the local Emergency Services.
Notable exhibits include an original horseworks and the world-beating high technology solar cycle, the Solar Flare. The Centre also holds a large collection of books, photographs and newspaper accounts of people and past events in Strathalbyn, most of which can be made available to researchers for a very reasonable fee. Alternatively, the research can be done for you by Centre staff - also at a very reasonable rate. The Centre welcomes groups, and guided tours are available.

We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays or upon request. The Centre opens at 1.30pm and remains open until 4.00pm
on the days mentioned. Please take note that if the temperature in Strathalbyn is forecast to be 38 C
or higher the Heritage Centre will not open on that day.

Please note that our very special evening tours (under lights) can be arranged by contacting the Secretary on 83889889.

 

Entry
Adult
$6.00
Adult (bus or group tour)
$6.00
Concession
$4.00
Student 16 & over
$4.00
Children 6-15
$2.00
Children 5 & under
free

 

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