The Museum has an extensive collection reflecting rural and social life of the district. Themes include agriculture, mining, maritime, domestic life and trades. There is also an extensive photographic collection. The Museum is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic band of volunteers.

The Yankalilla Historical Museum has an extensive collection reflecting rural and social life of the district.  

Settlement in South Australia began with a mainlandlanding by Colonel Light at rapid Bay where he planted a garden to provide fresh vegetables after a long voyage.

The coast with its rich soil and high rainfall became the grain bowl of Australia in the 1850s and 1860s. It was known as the 'Wheat Era'. Flour was exported to the eastern states from local ports.

Yankalilla district has a unique history and has one of the most diverse and extensive collections of memorabilia relating to early country life in the state. 

Come see out kitchen, bedroom, nursery, shop, church, sheds of farm machinery and much more. We have displays on the farming, mining, and maritime histories of the area as well as a range of memorabilia and photographs depiciting early life in the district.


The Museum is open 7 days a week, Monday to Firday 9am to 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. Located on site with the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre.

For group bookings contact the Visitor Information Centre and we can arrange a tour guide for your group.

Entry Fees 2017/2018

Adult   $7.00

Concession   $5.00

Child   $2.00

Family   $15.00


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District Council of YankalillaYankalilla Bay - Visitor Information Centre
Contact Us
163 Main South Road, Yankalilla SA 5203 | PO Box 9, Yankalilla SA 5203
Ph: 08 8558 0240 or 1300 965 842|Fax: 08 8558 3000| E: tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au