Port MacDonnell and District Maritime Museum

This museum has developed specialised tours of Port Macdonnell in conjunction with the museum visit. The museum displays are informative, well set out and easy to read, and include over 600 photographs. A museum guide will join a group and explain the local highlights.

Address: 
49 Meylin Street, Port MacDonnell, SA
Tel: 
0887387259
Hours: 
12.30-4.30pm Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, and by appointment (12.30-3.30 June, July & August)
Admission: 
Adults $3.00, Student $1.50
Facilities: 
Guided tours, education worksheets, toilets, restricted wheelchair access, guided tours of museum and township, educational tours, brochures available.
Collection: 
Many items from the 30 ships wrecked along the coast plus details of visiting ships and lost ships along the coastline. Covering three sections; "The Shipwreck Coast" including 30 wrecks and details of 15 other shipping mishaps, artefacts from several shipwrecks, "Port Macdonnell the Trading Port" with details of the early history and trades which operated in the area; and the Fishing Industry (particularly relating to Rock Lobsters). Comprehensive Photograph collection of over 800 photographs.
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Items

Cannon

Admella Signal Cannon

Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Signal cannon off "Admella".
Item Id Number:
91.31

Bell

Admella Bell

Creator:
Unknown
Description:
One of the bells of the "Admella".
Item Id Number:
90.22

Building plans

Plans of Customs House

Description:
Plans of the most significant building in Port MacDonnell

Lighthouse

Description:
Plans and photographs of Northumberland Bay Light, the first lighthouse erected in South Australia, fourth in Australia.

Boat

Carvel Built

Creator:
Mr. Clarrie Hammond
Description:
An early locally built fishing boat.
Date:
14-3-95
Item Id Number:
95.162