The Round House

The Round House is currently closed whilst we are updating our facilities and displays.  It is anticipated that we will be welcoming visitors again in October 2020.

The Round House is one of Murray Bridge's oldest surviving buildings, completed circa 1876 during the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River.  The building played a significant role in the early history and development of the township, and now operates as a community museum telling the story of the bridge and early township.

Located in the heart of the historic rail and wharf precinct, and a short stroll to the CBD and cafes, the Round House is a key attraction on the Discovery Trail.

The venue offers spectacular views of the river and bridges, and is a popular wedding location.

Visitors to the museum can enjoy tours and a range of family-friendly activities and events.


  1. Dress up in top hat and tails
  2. Take a selfie with Mr Parker
  3. Look through the stereoscope
  4. Play knucklebones and other Victorian-era games
  5. Guess what the old household items were used for
  6. Weigh things on old scales
  7. Write a letter using nib and ink
  8. Try using the old wash board
  9. Write on the old school slate
  10. Explore the toy box


Adult $5   |   Children $1   |   Family $10   |   Free entry for local resident with 1 paying customer

Guided tours of the house are included in the admission price.

A range of self-guided tour options are available if you wish to explore this heritage site at your own leisure.

ASK US about school groups, tour groups, Devonshire teas, wedding and venue hire.

Contact us:    Phone (08) 8539 1100      |      email:

146 Railway Terrace Murray Bridge SA 5253

Enter off Bridge Street via the access bridge over the railway cutting