Willunga Courthouse Museum

Built from 1855 to 1872 , initially used as a female immigration depot in 1855.

The Heritage-listed Courthouse complex (with cells, stable and police residence) was built from 1855 to 1872 and stands in a picturesque setting by a creek. The Museum is an authentic Courtroom with displays, and family and district records available for research. Groups can enjoy a guided tour and possibly an entertaining courtroom re-enactment (bookings essential) The grounds are a popular venue for outdoor weddings and community events.

The stables behind the courthouse now house the Slate Museum, the only one of its kind in Australia. The complex  built from 1855 to 1872, was initially used as a female immigration depot in 1855 before the Police and Court moved in. After it closed in 1929 it gradually fell into disrepair before being restored by the National Trust and re-opened to the public in 1970. The Courthouse and grounds provide an intimate setting for informal weddings and photography.


*Please click here for the Willunga Branch NTSA website: https://willungantsa.au/

Plan your Visit

Willunga Courthouse Museum


61 High Street
Willunga 5172 SA


The museums are closed June, July and August but we can accommodate requests for visits by special arrangement.

Please email us to make arrangements.

(08) 8556 2195
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