• Roseworthy Agricultural Museum

    Located within the picturesque and historic grounds of the first Agricultural College opened in Australia, the museum offers a glimpse of the way the land was farmed in times long past, and the development of ideas and machinery over the years.

The Roseworthy Agricultural Museum, established in 1976, showcases vintage farm implements, working tractors and stationary engines with an emphasis on the evolution of farming methods, and Roseworthy College history.

The collection covers the many subjects taught at the College over the years including Dairy, Winemaking, Horticulture and of course Agriculture. There are many models including a working half scale stripper made by J. G. Ramsay of Mt Barker and first exhibited at the 1878 Paris World Fair. Other working models include a representation of  the James Martin ‘Phoenix Foundry’ in Gawler and also a working model of a 1908 Saunderson tractor, the first tractor used in South Australia at the Roseworthy Agricultural College. There is an operating 1920 Holt 45 tractor along with many other working tractors, stationary engines and other agricultural machinery.

The Roseworthy Agricultural College was established in 1883 as the first agricultural college in Australia with the historic three storey main building still dominating the entrance to what is now the University of Adelaide Roseworthy Campus.

The Museum is managed by the University of Adelaide University Collections and its Roseworthy Volunteer Group with support from the Gawler Machinery Restorers Club.

For more information or to arrange a group visit: Museum Manager 0400 195 857 or roseworthymuseum@adelaide.edu.au. With large areas of easy parking large groups or buses are not a problem and addition tours of  the Campus and meals at the café in the main building can be organized as a package tour.

Please see the Roseworthy Agricultural Museum flyer for more details and a map with location and directions.

 

Free entry

Open March to November
Every Wednesday 10am–4pm
3rd Sunday 1.30-4pm

Special openings for group visits are very welcome.

Geoff Nowak, Museum manager
0400 195 857
roseworthymuseum@adelaide.edu.au

Roseworthy Agricultural Museum

Located within the picturesque and historic grounds of the first Agricultural College opened in Australia, the museum offers a glimpse of the way the land was farmed in times long past, and the development of ideas and machinery over the years.