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Kapunda Historical Society Inc Museum

Price from $3
11 Hill Street, Kapunda, Barossa, South Australia, 5373
0402 026 835
8566 2603
[email protected]


The Kapunda Museum recognised as one of the finest folk museums in Australia was built in 1866. The museum contains a huge collection covering every facet of Kapunda's history and there is an extensive display of agricultural machinery and historic vehicles.

The Hawke Gallery features engineering and foundry products from the industries 123 year history and commemorates the company founded in 1857 by former smuggler, Henry Binney Hawke. A massive Hawke cross-compound steam engine can be seen.

Bagot's Fortune is an interpretative display covering all aspects of the early mining and pioneer lifestyle of the miners. Under the management of Captain Charles Hervey Bagot, the Kapunda Mine was developed from the wilderness to produce the richest and purest copper ore the world had seen.

'Kapunda Remembers' a dedication to the contribution of the people of the district to their efforts towards civilian contribution from the Boer War to present day, housed downstairs in the Institute Building.

An audio visual presentation introduces Kapunda's history to the visitor.

Group tours, self guided town tours and mine walking trail tours are available.


From $ 3 to $ 12
$2 for students, $3 concession, $5 for Adults & $12 for a family (2 adults + 2 children). Group booking $2.50, Guided Town Tour $1.50.


  • Entity Facility

    Coach Parking
    Family Friendly
    Interactive Centre
    Interpretive Centre
    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.
    Disabled access available, contact operator for details
    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

  • Activities


  • Tourism Organisation

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation