Edith Street, Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
We Welcome Bus Tours & Group Bookings – Limited Wheelchair Access
Take a step back in time when you visit the EDITHBURGH MUSEUM.
Adjacent to the jetty & situated in the old McGlew & Adams Produce Store, the Edithburgh Museum is often described as “the best small museum in South Australia”
Now a popular holiday & tourist destination, Edithburgh was once a totally different place – an industrial town – which exported salt from the crude product off the lakes to the best refined table salt packed in its own special glass jars & cloth bags.
Grains, gypsum, lime & eggs were other products shipped from Edithburgh which, by the early 1920’s was South Australia’s 3rd busiest outport.
- Early settlement
Social history of the area with major emphasis on the Salt Industry
From harvesting off the lakes to transporting along the steel track, through to refining & export. Salt Wagon on a part of the original steel track , through to refining & export.
Its shipping & the Jetty from the 1870’s to the 1930’s this once busy port was a continuous hub of activity. Discover what it was like in the 1930’s with the interactive display.
of the area including a detailed exhibit & many artifacts from the ‘Clan Ranald’ which sank off Troubridge Hill in 1909, & claimed the lives of 40 crew members.
[ all of whom are buried in the Edithburgh Cemetery ]
Sit at the old ‘Edithburgh Corporation’ meeting table & browse through the
Cemetery records, School Album, Museum publications & a multitude of other memorabilia
Research Assistance is available
The Edithburgh Museum is open
2.00pm to 4.00pm Saturdays & Sundays
Other times by appointment.
Children 50 cents
Group discounts apply
For further information or bookings, contact –
Phone: ( 08 ) 8852 6273