Ardrossan Heritage Museum

Agricultural machinery, the famous stump jump plough and sunken marine relics.

Gifted to the National Trust of South Australia, the museum opened in 1973. It is housed in what was originally a factory established in 1880 by Clarence H. Smith to manufacture the stump jump plough and other agricultural equipment. This plough revolutionised the opening up of Australia’s mallee country for agriculture enabling land to be cleared for cropping quickly and now has legendary status in South Australia’s history. As well as the Clarence H. Smith implements there are other items of farm equipment, several tractors, small engines and a collection of washing machines.

Models and photographs also tell the story of the dependence of the area on the sea. The shipwreck Zanoni is also featured at the museum, with a room dedicated to artefacts and history of the wheat clipper which capsized off Ardrossan in 1867.



Ardrossan Heritage Museum


16 Fifth Street
Ardrossan 5571 SA


Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Good Friday and Christmas Day

(08) 8837 4195
Entry Fees:

Adults $5.00, Children $2.00, National Trust members free.

Entry to the museum is via the Ardrossan Visitor Information Centre

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