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Experience life as it was...

The Captains Cottage Museum captures the history of Murray Bridge and the surrounding area displaying an extensive array of photos, model boats, trains, cottages and toys, historic engines and farm machinery from an era long gone but not forgotten.

Explore the historical Cottage built by Captain Adam Johnstone where he and his family resided around the turn of the century. Purchased by the Murray Bridge Council on the condition it be used as a museum, it is now one of the best historical museums in South Australia.

Housing a large collection of photographs and souvenirs, every display tells a different story of pioneering life in the Murraylands - from the dairy industry, with a full model dairy, to the magic of the paddle steamers and the railways. Follow the development and growth of the town from an early cattle river crossing to the Rural City of Murray Bridge. The museum is an ideal place for students to learn how early Europeans had to improvise to beat the elements.

Enjoy a quiet family picnic in the gazebo or on the large lawned areas surrounded by beautiful cottage gardens and memorabilia of years gone by.


From $ 5.00 to $ 5.00


  • Entity Facility

    Family Friendly
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details