Kingston Pioneer Museum

The Museum is housed in a former General Store and timber yard. The collection comprises machinery, tools, clothing, photographs and household goods used by early settlers in the district. Each summer holidays an exhibition is held in the museum as an added attraction.

Address: 
23 Cooke Street, Kingston, SA
Tel: 
0887672114
Hours: 
2pm-4pm during school holidays
Admission: 
Adults $2, children $1, concession rates for school groups
Facilities: 
Toilets, guided tours, disabled access
Collection: 
Approximately 2,000 items
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Items

Table

Cedar Table & Pewter Ware

Cedar Table & Pewter Ware
Description:
Small round dining table with centre legs used to display a collection of old pewter table ware
Item Id Number:
692

Buggy

Horse Drawn Buggy

Horse Drawn Buggy
Description:
Well kept and would have been a "going to town" vehicle (not one for farm work).
Item Id Number:
1435

Paint work and tyres are excellent

Sideboard

Sideboard

Sideboard
Description:
Beautiful dining room sideboard, small enough to fit into a modern home.
Item Id Number:
770

Was donated by a National Trust Member, the sideboard had been his mothers. Attractive cut woodwork trim with two drawers and 2 cupboard doors.

Anchor

Anchor from "Margaret Brock" Shipwreck 1852

Description:
Large anchor from sailing ship, iron, brought to surface in 1970 and presented to Museum in 1972
Date:
1852
Item Id Number:
283

When the Anchor was first salvaged, it was taken to Adelaide in a special tank treated with preservative to prevent deterioration

Patchwork Quilt

Logcabin patchwork quilt

Creator:
Mrs Pearl Toop
Description:
Made from tiny scraps of fabric in about 1955.
Date:
1955
Item Id Number:
1398

Given to National Trust in 1998. A photo and description of the object can be found in "Australia's Quilts A Directory of Patchwork Treasures", Jenny Manning, Published 1999