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Charles Sturt Museum Historic Precinct

Price from $3

Overview

A feature of the Charles Sturt Museum Historic Precinct is the Grange, the colonial home of Captain Charles Sturt 1840 - 1853. Captain Sturt was one of Australia’s most famous explorers, his River Murray expedition paved the way for settlement in South Australia while his expedition into central Australia opened up the interior of Australia to development.

The Grange was restored in 1966 and features the original furniture of Capt Sturt while the Exhibition Gallery houses many of Sturt's expeditionary artefacts. This significant collection is the largest in the world outside that held in Britain by his family. It features the original Union Jacks carried on his two major expedition, his telescope, his compass, part of the whale boat and two dried specimens of Sturt Pea from the central expedition.

The Precinct is a Registered Historic Place and is part of the National Estate, a member of Historic Homes of Australia and a Learning Destination for the Children's University.

Guided tours are provided of the Grange and the Exhibition Gallery and multi media displays can be viewed. Opening hours 2.00 - 5.00pm 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
Mid week group tours by arrangement

Price

From $ 3 to $ 5
Children and Seniors $3.00 Adults $5.00 May be subject to variation in 2018

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Carpark
    Coach Parking
    Interpretive Centre
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

  • Accreditation

    Register of National Estate

  • Internet Access Point

    Broadband Internet Access