Museum Trail

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

Take a step back in time at this absolute waterfront maritime museum.
Axel Stenross, a Finnish ship’s carpenter, sailed the world on the windjammer SV Olivebank. In 1927 he and his mate, Frank Laakso, decided to live in Port Lincoln.
Discover their story, and that of the lost craft of wooden boat building. Delight in Axel’s original living quarters, boat building shed and workshops, and view the still operating slipway. Admire the display of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and relics. Learn of the fishing and cargo moving industries which grew around the coast of Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula.
Enjoy the unique interpretive displays throughout the museum. A visit is a ‘must do’ for young and old. Who knows? You may find your own story here.

97 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln
Ph: 08 8682 3624
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays 9.30am to 4.30pm
Saturdays and Public Holidays 1pm to 4.30pm

Mill Cottage Museum

Incorporating the Bishop Family Collection and the Pioneers and Descendants Club Collection.
Come to beautiful Flinders Park to see this old pioneer home built in 1866 for Joseph K Bishop and lived in for almost 100 years by members of the Bishop family.
The Bishop Family Collection displays items, furniture and clothing, some brought from England when Captain John Bishop arrived in 1839 as well as a large range of water colour paintings by his grand-daughter Amy Bishop, the last member to live in the cottage.
Now added to the Museum is the interesting and varied collection of early Port Lincoln memorabilia belonging to the Pioneers & Descendants Club.
See our photo kiosk of over 5000 historic images.
Visit the Port Lincoln History Centre, behind the Museum.

Flinders Park, 10 Flinders Highway, Port Lincoln
Phone number available at Visitor Information Centre
Open Wednesdays 10am to 2pm, Sundays 2pm to 4pm
except Winter months: most Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon

Port Lincoln RSL Museum

The Port Lincoln RSL Sub-Branch Museum proudly exhibits artefacts representing our local and regional Defence Force Veterans.
Come for a wander around our clubrooms and explore Military and Homefront tales of the Eyre Peninsula.
View our local district honour boards covering every war from WW1 through to Korea and Vietnam.
Bring children to learn of ‘Linky’ the famous wartime pup and be fascinated by the story of the Coast Watchers of WW2.
Delve into the hidden past, brought to life by our local stories.

14 Hallett Place, Port Lincoln
Ph: 08 8682 3594
Open Fridays 10am to 3pm
and by appointment

Port Lincoln Maritime Museum

Housed in the beautiful heritage-listed stone station building and the nearby Freight Shed, the Port Lincoln Railway Museum preserves the history and nostalgia of a time when the Port Lincoln Division of the South Australian Railways was a vital lifeline for much of Eyre Peninsula.
Interpretive panels and a huge array of memorabilia are bound to fascinate. Larger displays and several items of rolling stock are also on display in the Freight Shed annexe.
The museum archives contain a large collection of photographs, and extensive documentary material dating back to 1906. Researchers, and people whose family history includes railwaymen on Eyre Peninsula, will find much of interest in these records.

Railway Place, Port Lincoln
Ph: 0428 119 287
Open every Wednesday 1pm to 4pm, also most Sundays
in SA School Holidays (check website) 1pm to 4pm

Port Lincoln RSL Club
(08) 8682 3594
14 Hallett Pl, Port Lincoln SA 5606