Built around 1872 as a Blacksmiths shop, the Goolwa Museum displays the history of Goolwa, Currency Creek and Hindmarsh Island.

A series of permanent and changing exhibitions tell the stories of people and buildings of Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island and Currency Creek from pre-European settlement to the present day.

The museum’s archive contains several thousand files and photographs relating to the town of Goolwa and surrounds. It also contains the shipping collection of well-known maritime historian, Ronald Parsons. One of the most unusual items in the collection is Pop (Gerhard) Kaesler’s “Home from Home” vehicle which he constructed in 1929 from an old Dodge tourer and is generally accepted as one of the first, if not the first, motorhome in Australia.

You can find out more about the Goolwa Museum here.