Penneshaw Maritime And Folk Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum is a National Trust Museum situated in Penneshaw on the Dudley Peninsula at the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. It has displays, information and artefacts on the maritime and folk history of the Dudley Peninsula.

The Museum was started in 1968 by a group of dedicated local people led by Keith and Margot McKenzie. At that time many people came forward to donate personal historical items from the Dudley Peninsula.

The Museum was initially a sub branch of the Kingscote Museum and the Kangaroo Island Branch of the National Trust. In the 1980s the Dudley area became a National Trust branch in its own right.

The Museum is open Wed. to Sun. from 2 pm to 5 pm or by appointment. Group bookings welcome.


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From AU$3.00

Adults $4
Children $3
Family $10

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