South Australia's History Festival 2019


SA History Festival

The History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events. The festival promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities. 

The 2019 History Festival will open on 27-29 April with a special weekend focusing on South Australia's buildings and architectural history. Murray Bridge will celebrate its rich history through two events at two historically significant venues.


11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday 26 April to 31 May 2019 

Join our guided tours and explore the Round House to uncover six amazing stories that celebrate and interpret the pivotal role the house has played in the development of Murray Bridge. 

The Round House is a unique, hexagonal-shaped building with magnificent views of the bridges crossing the Murray River.  It has served as home for the superintendent overseeing the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River, and was the first school, post office, church and council chambers in Murray Bridge the location of SA Rails administration offices before being open to the public.

Take the opportunity to join in the special activities on offer at the Round House throughout the Festival month:

Open 11am - 3pm Wednesday-Saturday with a $5 entry fee (children $1, families $10)

  • Guided and Self-Guided Tour
  • Group Bookings with Devonshire Tea ($8.50pp)

Special Sunday Activities 11am to 4pm


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Sunday 26 May 2019 11am to 4pm

Blow off some steam when historic engines fire up at Big Boys and Their Vintage Toys.

Engines and machinery will rumble to life while visitors enjoy an interactive exhibition of vehicles, farming machinery and carriage collections.

See firsthand the progression and development of Murray Bridge as a transport and agricultural region through the evolution of motors and tools during the past century.

Captain’s Cottage Museum will howcase vintage engines and machinery along with transportation from yesteryear. Enjoy demonstrations and displays set amongst the charm and character of the Captain’s Cottage Museum.

$5 entry fee (children $1, families $10)


For more information call 8539 1100

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