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Mount Laura Homestead Museum

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Step into yesterday’s schoolroom, blacksmith shop, workers cottage and more at the Mount Laura Homestead Museum and learn about the development of Whyalla, one of South Australia’s largest towns. The main building was once the homestead of the Mount Laura Sheep Station and contains fittings from an early shop and a representative early schoolroom, with many reminders of the early days of the city. Exhibits include a telecommunications display, stationary engine sheds, a horse drawn vehicle collection and more. The museum is surrounded by heritage gardens and features a fountain built to remember the victims of cancer. A display charting the history of the Whyalla Iron Knob tramway is being developed, showcasing a steam locomotive built in 1891 used to move iron ore from the Iron Knob quarries to the Whyalla jetty. The museum is operated by the Whyalla Branch of the National Trust of South Australia.