Moonta Mines Museum - National Trust

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Verran Terrace, Moonta Mines, South Australia

(08) 8825 1891

nationaltrust.org.au/places/moonta-mines-model-school-museum

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Moonta Mines School built in 1878 to educate the Cornish Miners children. Experience the history and culture of Moonta and districts with a wealth of interesting displays on show. Open: Sat Thurs 1:00pm 4:00pm and Friday 10:00am 4:00pm. SA School and Public Holidays daily from 1:00pm 4:00pm & Fridays 10:00am 4:00pm. Venue closed if 37 or above. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -34.075908 Lng: 137.606457

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Grey Nomad Awards

Moonta ended up trumping Cornwall as the British Empire's largest copper producer, employing 1,700+ workers at its peak. And the good times kept coming, resulting in the Moonta Mining Company being the first organisation in Australia to pay £1,000,000 in dividends. I found the Museum and the Moonta Mine Trail fascinating when I was there a couple of weeks ago. I spent the day doing the Trail, but could have spent much longer.

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TRR

Very interesting place. Well worth $8 entry fee.

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@allaussiecrusade

This was a really interesting museum in the old school building to see the history of Moonta and about the copper mines. We enjoyed the train ride first then checked out the museum. The kids got an activity sheet to complete while walking around the exhibits, so kept them interested. They even got a prize at the end!! Win win!! We ended up signing up for a National Trust yearly pass so got in as part of our membership.

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