Edithburgh Museum

 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.

The Museum’s well defined detailed displays include –saltcart

  • Early settlement
  • Agricultural
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Military
  • Sporting

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 Edithburghjettyandships

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
10am to 4.00pm Saturdays & Sundays subject to availability of staff
Other times by appointment.
Adults $3.00
Children 50 cents
Group discounts apply

For further information or bookings, contact –
Jan Geytenbeek
Phone: ( 08 ) 8852 6273
Email: edithburghmuseum@iinet.net.au

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