The museum is housed in the former Police Station and Courthouse buildings. The police station and senior police officer’s residence was built in 1858, with the Courthouse, Cells and Stable being completed by 1867.
The museum features several rooms set out in a Victorian era style, displays on the district's first settlers,
a room reflecting changes in health care over the years, and a room with stories and artefacts from World Wars I and II.
Displays in the courtroom focus upon the lives of the original inhabitants, and early Strathalbyn life including a display on Bell’s store and its founder David Bell. Wander the halls of the old police station and court rooms and get taken back in time with the sights & sounds from a bygone era.
From the courtyard you can access the original jail cells, or just sit and relax for a while. The back yard is a treasure trove of stories and artefacts from the district's rich agricultural, commercial and industrial past, and is well worth viewing.
Come and see the Solar Flare bike that Strathalbyn students from Eastern Fleurieu School built, then used to win 3 world races in 2001/02.
1 Rankine Street
Strathalbyn 5255 SA.
Adult : $ 6.00
Concession : $ 4.00
Children 6-15 : $ 2.00
Children under 6 Free.
Avaliable for Group bookings.
Community and School Groups.
Bus Tours, plus historic research.
Come in for a virtual tour of our Musuem
Good informative displays, worth a visit to learn history of Strathalbyn , it is awesome.
Very nicely kept and set out. A nice display of old farm machinery. Beware the prisoners toilet. Haha!
Recommend to visit. Each room is dedicated to different themes. A must see.