The Moonta Mines Tourist Office
The beautiful old Railway Station was erected by Gambling & Son and opened in 1909. In 1985 the Moonta Railway Station became part of the Moonta Mines State Heritage Area and is a stately and very special part of Moonta’s history. The Old Railway Station now houses the Moonta Visitor Information Centre, which provides a comprehensive range of tourist information and is manned by a group of friendly, experienced and knowledgeable volunteers. There is also a large variety of affordable, high quality souvenirs and giftware available through this venue. There is ample car, coach and caravan parking in the area.
On special display, located within the grounds is the 1914 Moonta Memorial Gun. The display holds a fully restored 105mm Light Field Howitzer used in WWI, and a number of other articles with historical significance.
The area received National Heritage listing in 2017.
The building is open daily from 9 am until 5 pm.
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National Trust Moonta
Copper was first discovered in the area in 1861, by a shepherd named Paddy Ryan. This signalled the start of a mining boom in the area. Today, this heritage listed site provides a fascinating insight into the region’s mining heritage.
National Trust members play an active role in the conservation of South Australia’s built and natural heritage.
“I highly recommend a visit to the National Trust Moonta Branch. There is so much to do.”
“We really learned a lot about the Cornish Mining History today. It was a great day for all of our family, something to interest everyone..”
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