82 Main Rd., Nairne, South Australia

Open Sundays 2 to 4 p.m. Other times by arrangement


Showcasing the history and heritage of one

of the oldest towns in the Adelaide Hills

Nairne was one of the earliest towns established in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, only 3 years after South Australia was proclaimed. Thus it has a large stock of older buildings, all well preserved.

The town's progress was largely due to agricultural products, in particular prize winning wheat and thus was a centre for grain milling.

The museum collection includes:

Agricultural tools

Many household artefacts

School memorabilia

Old photos-some dating from 1860

Books and local journals up to 150 years old

A display of 1860s militia uniforms and equipment.

The museum has a collection of period costume allowing visitors to take their photo in the style of the 1850s