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.
The Museum’s well defined detailed displays include, early settlement, agricultural, commercial, Industrial, military and sporting history.
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.
Port of Edithburgh
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.
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
Located in the old McGlew & Adams Produce Store
Edith Street, Edithburgh, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
The Edithburgh Museum is open
10am to 1pm Monday to Friday
10am to 4.00pm Saturdays & Sundays * Subject to availability of Volunteers
Other times by appointment.
Children $1.00 (5 to 14 years, under 5 free)
Group discounts apply
We Welcome Bus Tours & Group Bookings – Limited Wheelchair Access
For further information or bookings, contact –
Phone: ( 08 ) 8852 6273