Willunga Slate Museum

The Willunga Slate Museum is part of the old Willunga Courthouse and Police Station complex.

The Willunga Slate Museum is housed in the police stables of the old Willunga Courthouse and Police Station complex, which also houses the Willunga Courthouse Museum. Its grounds form part of the Willunga Courthouse Reserve.

This interpretive museum describes how slate is formed, its discovery in the hills behind Willunga and the development of the slate extraction industry to the present day.

Many Cornish miners came to Willunga to work in the slate quarries and the dangerous work of the quarrymen and the lifestyle of their families are told. The museum also has a collection of slate working tools and examples of the many uses to which the versatile slate stone has been put.

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Plan your Visit

Willunga Slate Museum


61 High Street
Willunga 5172 SA


Open 1pm to 4pm, monthly, on each First Tuesday, and every Sunday.
Not Open on any such day when the temperature is over 35C. Groups, outdoor Weddings, other times, by arrangement.

(08) 8556 2195
Entry Fees:

Adults $5.00, Concession $4.00 Children (accompanied by adult) free Child (unaccompanied) $1.00 National Trust members free (Admission includes Courthouse Museum)

What we offer:

The Willunga Slate Trail begins at the Willunga Slate Museum

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