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A wonderful; slice of history

A very good example of early life on KI and well worth the visit. Interesting facts about teh... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nigel L
Adelaide, Australia
Excellent collectio

A very good collection of local historical treasures, assembled in one of the very early pioneer... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2019
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Centenary Avenue, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very good example of early life on KI and well worth the visit. Interesting facts about teh first settlers and how they managed to scratch a living off the island. Plenty of artefacts to view and very good volunteers who provided lots of information.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nigel L
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

A very good collection of local historical treasures, assembled in one of the very early pioneer cottages. Well displayed and interpreted , a traditional country museum attended by volunteers. Well worth a visit. Allow 2 hours. Nice lawns and shady trees for a picnic. Excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank franklin1919
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Faith, Hope and Charity were 3 houses atop the hill in Kingscote. Faith is gone, Hope is the museum, and Charity is still a residence. As museums go, not a star attraction, but for a tiny remote community they have done pretty well. They have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Good historical information on the settlement and development of KI. We spent about an hour here. Enjoyed looking at all the old photos. Quite a hotch potch of exhibits including the cottage and lots of household and farming equipment in a range of new outbuildings....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is not to be missed, particularly if you are interested in artifacts of the pioneers. Well presented. The older you are, the more items you will remember, and if you are young, contemplate how things used to be! A very impressive collection.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bryan_Marianne
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

My son (16) was in his element here with all the old machinery, had to drag him away after 2 hours! Beautiful cottage and lots of different things to see in this museum. After seeing all the lighthouses on the island the last one in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Diannemh46
Reviewed March 30, 2018

A beautifully curated and extensive museum. Hope Cottage Museum has a fascinating collection of items illustrating life over the past 200 years. In addition to the restored 1859 home of the Calnan brothers, the displays in the outhouses include a restored Shell garage, a shearing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Located on the outskirts of the town, this museum is well worth a visit. The front garden is small but colourful and well looked after. Hope Cottage was built around 1860 partly by a ship’s carpenter. You can see possible evidence of his handiwork in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed November 16, 2017

An extremely well laid out and fascinating museum full of the history of the cottages and giving great insight into the history of Kingscote. The volunteer guide was charming and had great knowledge which she shared with enthusiasm.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jeff2travel
Reviewed November 8, 2017

A very interesting museum, depicting the lives of the early settlers on Kangaroo Island. A huge variety of items, including the fishing industry, farming implements, a lighthouse, cars etc. Dedicated volunteers deserve to be congratulated on the superb presentation of items on show.

Date of experience: October 2017
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