Carn Brae

The home was built for William Moyle, a Cornwall engineer who operated the adjacent cordial factory and public baths. It is made of local stone with ironwork and illustrates turn of the century well-to-do living. The house is heritage listed and displays a wide range of collections, including period costumes, stained glass, furniture, household appliances, and a doll display. A brochure is available which provides fuller details.

Address: 
32 Florence Street, Port Pirie, SA
Tel: 
0886321314
Hours: 
10am-4pm daily (except Christmas Day)
Admission: 
Adults $5, pensioner $4, children (under 12 yrs) $3
Facilities: 
Guided tours, access for the disabled, toilets
Collection: 
Thousands of artefacts including 1,000 pair of salt and pepper shakers, 2,500 dolls, 600 teddy bears
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Building

Carn Brae Homestead

Creator:
Mr. Meyle
Description:
Built of stone from mid north of South Australia, with 35 front posts on verandahs, tiled outside with a collection of stained glass windows.
Date:
1902

Chinese carrying yoke

Description:
Two large square boxes, each with five divisions, carried on sticks across shoulders, used by Ah Gap, a Chinese merchant, for transporting and selling goods.
Date:
1900

Pipe

Indian Smokers Pipe

Description:
Metal pipe with long wooden handle; age of pipe printed on side. Head of pipe approximately 15 inches away from mouth of pipe
Date:
1890 - 1850

Child's cot

Description:
Wooden cot brought from Poland over 140 years ago, donated by Noll family.
Date:
c.1850

Epergne

Description:
Silver centrepiece with nine branches, used for decorations at weddings, etc.