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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.