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NIGHT LIGHTS LANTERN FETE

FREE FAMILY EVENT FOR FLAME FESTIVAL National Trust of South Australia lights up our National Heritage and presents a Family Fun NIGHT LIGHTS LANTERN FETE Our intention is to highlight the Moonta Mines Museum (formally the Moonta Mines School) and bring to you heritage in a fun and informal way. We jumped at the opportunity …

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MOONTA MINES NATIONAL HERITAGE PROJECT

GREAT NEWS !!! Today work has commenced on our Moonta Mines National Heritage Project which is a Commonwealth funded project to restore, conserve and build new experiences for this Heritage Place. Our intention is to open up all works to the community and allow public access as we proceed with the project. Work is commencing …

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MOONTA MINES TOURIST RAILWAY

Weather Policy When the weather is forecast to be 37c or above we cannot operate the Moonta Mines Tourist Railway for safety reasons. The National Trust of South Australia (Moonta Branch) must adhere to this Policy and apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Should you have pre booked your trip on line we will …

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Keep Ayers House for the people in the care of the National Trust

The National Trust of South Australia has managed the Ayers House Museum on North Terrace in Adelaide on behalf of the Government of South Australia since 1973, having saved the building from demolition in the 1960s. On 10 June 2021, the National Trust was served a 30 day eviction notice by the Government of South Australia. The Ayers …

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WILL YOU JOIN US TO HELP KEEP MARTINDALE HALL FOR THE PEOPLE ?

National Trust of South Australia – needs your help The South Australian Government is exploring options for the future of historic Martindale Hall. The National Trust of South Australia has a bold plan. The National Trust has made the Government aware of its ideas and its commitment to the property. Find out more about the …

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BROAD GAUGE RAILWAY PRECINCT

Something else to see when visiting the Moonta Tourist Information Centre Turntables played an important part in the history of railways in Australia and the world. Our Turntable on display is 16.3 metres long and weighs 20 tonnes. Proudly displayed in the Historical Broad Gauge Railway Precinct adjacent to the Moonta Mines Tourist Information Centre. …

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BLACKSMITH – INTEGRAL TO THE MOONTA MINES

THE TIPARA FORGE – BLACKSMITH (NEXT TO THE MOONTA MINES RAILWAY) Visit Clayton and his Team and learn about the art of the \”Smithy\” an important part of the story of the Cornish Miners and their unique skills. Our Volunteer Blacksmiths are keen to tell the stories of those Blacksmiths past and share their knowledge. …

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Change of name – but still same services

The Family History and Resource Centre has been renamed the MOONTA HISTORY CENTRE Still offering the same services such as Family History, Photos, Stories and all research around the history of Moonta and it\’s people. Our Historians offer great assistance and advice if you are keen to trace your Cornish Family History. Located in the …

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Exciting Times at the Moonta Tourist Office

See a display of art works by local artists and also a photographic display of Moonta and Moonta Mines \”Old meets New\”. Marvel at the buildings and engineering of the \”before their time\” ingenuity of the famous Cornish Miners We have added to our souvenir range with some fabulous T Shirts, Jigsaw Puzzles and Slate …

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