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Willunga Slate Museum

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The Willunga Slate Museum is part of the old Willunga Courthouse and Police Station complex.

The Willunga Slate Museum is housed in the police stables of the old Willunga Courthouse and Police Station complex, which also houses the Willunga Courthouse Museum. Its grounds form part of the Willunga Courthouse Reserve.

This interpretive museum describes how slate is formed, its discovery in the hills behind Willunga and the development of the slate extraction industry to the present day.

Many Cornish miners came to Willunga to work in the slate quarries and the dangerous work of the quarrymen and the lifestyle of their families are told. The museum also has a collection of slate working tools and examples of the many uses to which the versatile slate stone has been put.

Additional Information

  • Type/Category: Museums
  • Street Address: 61 High Street
  • Suburb: Willunga 5172
  • State: South Australia
  • Postcode: 5172
  • Phone Number: (08) 8556 2195

61 High Street
Willunga , South Australia.
Australia ,5172
(08) 8556 2195