Captain's Cottage Museum

Council continues to review the delivery of services from this premises. From 6pm on 25 March 2020, this site is closed to the public until further notice.
Experience Murray Bridge - experience life as it was...

The Captain’s Cottage Museum captures the history of Murray Bridge and the surrounding area.

This treasure house showcases an extensive collection of historic engines and farm machinery, model boat, train and toy exhibits, and an amazing photographic collection – all from a bygone era.

The Captain’s Cottage, built by Captain Adam Johnstone in 1890 for his wife and their nine children, lets you experience life as it was at the turn of the century.

You can visit year round and explore all things Murray Bridge, with displays following the development of the town and telling the stories of pioneering life from the dairy industry – with a full model dairy, through to the magic of the paddle steamers and the introduction of railway transport.

After your tour, enjoy a quiet family picnic in the gazebo or on the lawns surrounded by beautiful cottage gardens and relics of years gone by.

Photograph Captains Cottage Panorama

Captain's Cottage

Open weekends and public holidays from 10am to 4pm.


General Enquiries and Venue Hire
Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre
(08) 8539 1142

Captains Cottage Museum

12 Thomas Street MURRAY BRIDGE SA 5253