Moonta Miners Cottage and Heritage Garden

The cottage built in 1870 is a combination of hand fired bricks and Wattle and Daub.

The Miner’s Cottage is located at Moonta Mines and was originally opened by the local National Trust branch as a museum. It is considered an excellent example of the hundreds of cottages built by miners between their shifts at the Moonta, Yelta, Karkarilla, Parramatta and Hamley Mines.

The cottage is constructed of a combination of hand fired bricks and what is known as “Wattle and Daub”. Wattle and Daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand and straw. The cottage also has a beautifully maintained “cottage garden”. The interior of the cottage is furnished lovingly to reflect the history and culture of the time that it was built, approximately 1870.

Take a guided tour through the Miner’s Cottage led by one of our wonderful volunteers. Explore the garden at your leisure and enjoy the beautiful plantings on display.

Plan your Visit

Moonta Miners Cottage and Heritage Garden


Verco Street
Moonta Mines 5558 SA


Wed, Sat, Sun 1:30pm – 4:00pm. SA School and Public Holidays – daily from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Venue closed if 37⁰ or above.

(08) 8825 1891
Entry Fees:

Adults $4.00, Children $2.00

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