Ardrossan Heritage Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Ardrossan Heritage Museum (National Trust of South Australia, Ardrossan Branch) is housed in the former powerhouse building of the Clarence H Smith factory. The 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 this famous plough, historic plans of its various forms, as well as photographs, models and other memorabilia, Displayed over 5 rooms, the Museum depicts the lives of our early settlers, our reliance on the sea and the history of the town from its inception in 1873.

The Museum is open 7 days a week from 10am til 4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday only.

Group/Coach bookings welcome


Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Gallery / Museum

Indigenous Culture

Indigenous themes and/or interpretation


National Trust


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From AU$5.00

National Trust Members free

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Established 1873

Ardrossan Uniting Church

Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

Memorial dolomite stones used in comparison to size of whale. Large whale, large boulder.,

Parara Whale Memorial

Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

located on Park Tce opposite the Ardrossan caravan Park

Gundersen Reserve

Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

Examples of Stobie Pole Art

Art Trail – Tiddy Widdy Beach Paint a Pole Community Art Project

Tiddy Widdy Beach, Yorke Peninsula

A drone view of Ardrossan

Ardrossan Lookout

Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

to construct the reef rows

Windara Reef

Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

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