Gawler Old Telegraph Station Museum

Museum built 1860 of local stone as a telegraph station, designed by the Colonial Architect.

The museum portrays the local history of Gawler and district with displays of objects in context, located in a Heritage listed building this is a fine two-story stone structure initially built to house a telegraph office and first used in 1861. Subsequent uses include a school of mines and an electoral office, and most recently for the Gawler Museum. Significant items in the museum’s collection include: a Triola, Aoelian Orchestralle, box piano, Paternosters’ musical instrument, John McKinlay’s travelling chests, Timer fashion dresses and Hoffman’s pottery.




59 Murray Street Gawler 5118 SA


Tuesday to Friday, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, or by appointment.


Museum will not be open on days when temperature is over 35 degrees.

(08) 8523 1082
Entry Fees:

$3 per Adult, $2.50 Concession

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