The Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum was originally a post office. The museum features displays of the copper smelting era, postal and telephone history, religious and civic affairs, early pioneering personalities, industry, sport, entertainment, nautical display and general local history of Wallaroo.
See George the Giant Squid obtained from the stomach of a whale 30 years ago and now preserved in formalin. Its body is five feet long and 28 feet long with its tentacles outstretched, plus a 30 foot racing boat and a water pump used for copper smelting.
The former 1877 Tipara Reef Lighthouse can be seen in Investigator Park in front of the museum.
Tour guides are available for coach visits. Group bookings are welcome in advance. Project sheets can be arranged for school groups. Visitors can contact historian Nick Woods, Museum Research Officer who may be able to trace family connections with Wallaroo. Souvenirs, tourist information and soft drinks are also available.
Adults entrance costs are AUD6.00 and children AUD3.00. Open everyday 10am to 4pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum
Jetty Road and Emu Street
South Australia 5556