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Bridges & Mortar – A glimpse into the construction of the iconic Round House and Historic Bridges

Bridges & Mortar – A glimpse into the construction of the iconic Round House and Historic Bridges

Locals, visitors and history buffs are encouraged to take a glimpse into the States built heritage during the South Australian History Festival held during May. To celebrate this theme the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the historic Round House will present Bridges and Mortar. During May volunteers at the Round House will host guided tours and provide insight into the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River and the stories behind the iconic Round House. Bridges and Mortar is a tribute to early engineering, construction and the foundations laid for the regions development and an opportunity to celebrate our history and heritage.

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Locals, visitors and history buffs are encouraged to take a glimpse into the States built heritage during the South Australian History Festival held during May.  To celebrate this theme the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the historic Round House will present Bridges and Mortar.

During May volunteers at the Round House will host guided tours and provide insight into the construction of the first bridge to span the Murray River and the stories behind the iconic Round House. Bridges and Mortar is a tribute to early engineering, construction and the foundations laid for the regions development and an opportunity to celebrate our history and heritage.

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

Tourism Development Officer for the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Kellie Jaensch said “History, heritage and tourism go hand in hand, visitors to our region enjoy our historic and cultural offerings and we have some wonderful stories to share through our historic properties and museums”

“Getting involved in the South Australian History Festival is a great way for us to showcase our historical assets and promote our regions history”

“Many locals are unaware of the Round House and the significance it played in the early development of our town. The views of the Murray River and the Bridges are spectacular and the building is a true historic gem and we invite locals and visitors to discover what is contained within the historic property and the historic tales it tells”

Guided tours will be on offered on Saturday 5 and 26 May during the History Festival. Visitors to the Round House will enjoy one hour guided tour through the property, under the Bridges and include the Historic Wharf precinct. All sites played a significant part in the early development of Murray Bridge, the river trade days and the railways which opened up access to the Eastern states.

The Round House will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout History month.  Gates open at 11am and Entry fees are $5.00 for Adults, $1.00 for Children and Families $10.00.

 

 

Event at a glance

Date:Saturday 5 & 26 May, 2018

Times: Open from 11am

Tour Times: 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Location:The Round House, 146 Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge            

Activities:Guided Tours

Cost:Adults $5.00 | Children $1.00 | Families $10.00

 

Bookings: Preferred but not essential.
To Book please contact Kellie Jaensch (M-F) on 85391118 or email k.jaensch@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

More Info:      www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au

MediaContact:  Kellie Jaensch – Tourism Development Officer

Phone: 08 8539 1118

Email:k.jaensch@murraybridge.sa.gov.au

 

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