Strathalbyn & District Museum and Heritage Centre

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Strathalbyn


Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1.30-4.00pm. Group visits are available by arrangement.

Phone 8536 2656

The Strathalbyn & District Heritage Centre (NTSA) is housed in the original Strathalbyn Police Station built in 1858.


The Strathalbyn & District Museum and Heritage Centre (NTSA) is housed in the original Strathalbyn Police Station, built in 1858.

The Museum has something for everyone and comprises the Old Court House and Police Station building, plus jail cells and outbuildings. Displays in the courtroom focus upon the lives of the Ngarrindjeri & Peramangk traditional owners and the mainly Scottish settlers who came to the district from 1839. The separate accommodation for the officer-in-charge of the police station, and his family, features rooms that your great grandmother would recognise!

Recently added highlights include the fascinating Home and Away display, featuring stories and artefacts from World Wars I and II, and a visually spectacular display on the history of Bell’s Stores and their dynamic founder, David Bell.

The back yard is a treasure trove of stories and artifacts from the district's rich agricultural, commercial and industrial past, and include an excellent example of a horse works driving a chaff cutter, a blacksmith's shop, horse drawn vehicles and an exhibit on the award winning Solar Flare (a solar assisted bicycle built at the local high school).

A beautifully produced “walk through the Museum” video may be found at

Map & Directions

1 Rankine Street, Strathalbyn South Australia 5255, Australia