Melrose Courthouse Museum
- 13 Stuart Street Melrose SA 5483
- 08 8666 2141
The Melrose Courthouse HeritageMuseum is an attractive complex of 5 buildings comprising police station, courthouse, prison cells and stables built in 1862 and original cells built in 1854.
The Museum is an adventure into the past. Discover the history of this unique area by visiting the authentic exhibitions and audio visual presentations that tell the story of opening the north of South Australia, with the establishment in 1848 of the police and judicial presence at this site.
Learn about Goyder's Line, which runs through this area, bringing to life the hardships the pioneers suffered. Experience all aspects of rural settlement, mining, workingmen's blocks, a village settlement and a returned soldier-training farm. The story of the European pioneers and the Nukunu Aboriginal people are well interpreted.
Discover the story of the First and Second World Wars, encapsulating the Aussie spirit that took our men off shore to protect our country, and find out about Melrose itself - referred to in the 1800s as 'the Emporium of the North'.