Market Square Museum

If you want to have a look at Burra’s heritage you should include a visit to the Market Square Museum, Burra’s first museum. Market Square Museam was opened by the National Trust in 1966.

Market Square Museum was built in 1880, this building was originally the shop and residence of the tailor Andrew Wade.

Market Square Museum is a recreation of an old style general store, post office and family home at the turn of the century. Come in and have a look at the old style shop, clothing, dining room, bedroom and kitchen. Old fashioned sweets, homemade goods and handicrafts are on sale. You can also see the recreation of an old style General Store and shopkeeper’s residence (circa 1885).images

Photograph of mother and two children with teddy bear displayed in the dining room

 

 

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On display in the dining room is a necklace made from seeds and beads brought back to Australia from South Africa after the Boer War

 

 

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Lace making machine on display in the shop part of the museum.

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