This fascinating 1865 Court House incorporates local history, past law records and photographic representations of past events.
A limestone and dolomite building with original courtroom furniture.
Take time out and sit in the jury box, view the judge’s chambers and inspect the cells. The Old Courthouse is even available for use for mock courts and events.
The Old Courthouse is also the home of the local Art Society, where visitors can chat with local artists and purchase local art, jewellery and pottery.
Adam Lindsay Gordon’s Cottage. Home of Adam Lindsay Gordon from 1864-67.
This quaint cottage displays the works and personal effects of Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australia’s first poet and horseman extraordinaire. Take a short walk through Dingley Dell Conservation Park to see an abundance of wildlife.
Allow plenty of time to explore this museum. The displays include more than 60 fully restored horse-drawn vehicles and a costume collection representing over a century of Australian fashion are among the impressive features.
Port MacDonnell Maritime Museum further expands on the region’s seafaring past. Port MacDonnell was once the South Australia’s second largest trading port. Learn about the over 30 tragic shipwrecks along the rugged local coast.
Forestry is a major industry for the South East region of South Australia. This museum showcases the days gone by and the legacy of forestry in the region.
Located in Penola, this centre tells the story of Mary’s whole life, with a focus on the Penola years, and also the century-long process that culminated in her canonisation. There is also a display that covers Julian Tenison Woods’ 10 year spent in the district of Penola.
Built in 1863, tells the story of the historic blade shearing and wool handling processes of early pioneer pastoralists. The shed is unique as it was never converted to mechanised shearing and it has now been converted into a museum of original and historic blade shearing and wool handling processes.