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
Internet AccessFree Wifi
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