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.


Plan your Visit

Gawler Old Telegraph Station Museum


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:

$5 per Adult, $2.50 Concession, Children Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

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