Streaky Bay National Trust Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

If Great White Sharks fascinate you, you will love the Streaky Bay National Trust Museum. The museum records the life of Streaky Bay, which has long been a fishing port. It was also a favoured base for shark hunters in the days when it was acceptable to hunt sharks and you can ‘meet’ some of the hunters in the museums rich gallery of local characters.

You can see much more in the museum, including Plankers, ( large blue swimmer crabs from local waters) and the 1936 Straight Eight Nash car, which carried the first overland mail service from Adelaide to Streaky Bay in 1938.

The museum is housed in a former primary school. In its backyard, there is a collection of agricultural machinery and transport items, a relocated 1886 mud and timber farm cottage, a doctor’s surgery and printing machines from the local newspaper, the “West Coast Sentinel”.

Facilities

Carpark History & Heritage National Trust Walk

Rates

ADULT $5

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