This year marks 100 years since the closure of the Moonta Mines which was in its heyday considered to be the financial “backbone” of South Australia. National Trust of South Australia are working in partnership with the Regional Council of Goyder and the Copper Coast Council to advance the world heritage nomination of the Australian […]
The National Trust of South Australia are excited to be working with Makers Empire to deliver a school-based program to the Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula and encouraging students from selected schools in the area to imagine the life of children in the 1860s at the Moonta Mines. Over the past two school terms, students
Walk this heritage listed Cornish Mining site and marvel at the condition of the Ore Floor which is arguably the best preserved in the world. Learn about the way the world-renowned Cornish Miners mined Copper Ore as you walk along the Elders Line of Lode at National Heritage Listed Moonta Mines. Starting at Hughes Engine
Walk in the footsteps of the Cornish Miner and their families whilst you listen to stories of their lives and visit the various Tailing (Skimp) Heaps, mine shafts and native vegetation on your way to visit a typical Miner’s Cottage. Set off from the Moonta Mines Museum with Ali De Baker (from National Trust of
The little engine that could – is a 93 year engaging children’s story by Watty Piper that tells of the train filled with toys and gifts for both boys and girls that breaks down before reaching them. The toys and gifts on this little train are worried that they will not be able to be delivered
This year 2023 marks the centenary of the closing of the world-famous Moonta Mines on the Yorke Peninsula. Over the past year, the Trust has been working on a major conservation and tourism initiative with funding from the Commonwealth Government that will be completed and progressively opened to the public over the course of 2023.
GREAT NEWS: Our Tipara Forge at the Moonta Mines will be open every Saturday commencing from tomorrow 11th February. Our very own Artisan Blacksmith Ned Iliffe will open from 10am until 4pm. Our forge is at the Moonta Mines Railway Station – Verran Terrace, Moonta Mines – then follow the signs. Cost is $5 per
National Trust of South Australia are proud to be a part of the Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival in May this year. This world-renowned festival is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary and will be held from the 15th until 21st May 2023, inclusive. All our venues will be operating during this week. We have added some extra
We have created a children’s activity room at the Moonta Mines Museum where you can enjoy some quiet time drawing on our heritage blackboards, writing stories or drawing some pictures to hang in the room, make a cake for the piskies, make sandcastles in the Kinetic Sand Pit, try your hand at writing cursive like
“Psst! Ask my missus if it’s time to put the pasties in th’oven?” Oswald Pryor asked this question and now Moonta Mines are putt’n pasties in th’oven for you to enjoy. We asked visitors to the Moonta Mines what they would like to see added to the attractions currently on offer and the major request
The Christmas Lights Tram Tours will be operating again this year from Monday 12th December up to and including Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December. Bookings are essential and can now be booked via our website https://moontaheritage.rezdy.com/catalog/408195/tours or contact our Moonta Tourist Office 8825 1891 for assistance. Great prizes for best dressed light displays – contact
Moonta Mines National Heritage Place pays their respect to the late Queen Elizabeth ll and will have all venues closed on Thursday 22nd September. The Moonta Tourist Office, Sweet Shop and Moonta Mines Museum will re open (normal operating times) on Friday 23rd September.