Ardrossan Museum and Information Outlet


The Ardrossan Museum and Visitor Information Outlet is open 7 days a week from 10am til 4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday only.
The Information Outlet offers a wide range of tourist information for both Ardrossan and Yorke Peninsula. We also have a wide range of souvenirs and hand crafted products made locally for sale.

The Ardrossan Museum is housed in the former powerhouse building of the Clarence H Smith factory. This factory began manufacturing the iconic Stump Jump Plough and other tillage machinery in 1880. The plough revolutionized the task of reducing the despised mallee scrub, thus opening up Australia's mallee country for agriculture. The museum features the Stump Jump Plough and historic plans of its various forms. Along with this famous plough, you will find photographs, models and other memorabilia displayed across the 5 rooms of the Museum. These displays depict the lives of our early settlers, our reliance on the sea and the history of the town from its inception in 1873.



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