Important Notice (COVID-19)
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State Government directions to protect the health and wellbeing of South Australians will impact some Council facilities and services.

Information about Council Services and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and regulations we have placed a temporary hold on organising morning teas. You are more than welcome to arrange to bring your own ensuring you comply with COVID regulations. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

The Captain’s Cottage Museum is no longer available for venue hire until further notice. Group tours can still be arrange by calling 8539 1142 or emailing

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.

Adult $5

Child  $1

Family $10

Local resident with 1 paying customer - free

Open weekends and public holidays from 10am to 4pm

Please note that we do not open if the weather is forecast to be 38oC or above.

12 Thomas Street MURRAY BRIDGE

P: (08) 8539 1142