While in Morgan come and relive the past at the
Morgan's Historic Museums.
The Morgan Museum is situated in the Landseers building Railway Terrace, Morgan and overlooks the lawn riverbank area, morgue and the ferry. This is where you can start your Historic Morgan Walk. The Museum comprises 3 separate buildings:
- Morgan Living History Museum (Landseer Building)
- Morgan River History Museum (Tea Rooms)
- Morgan Railway Museum (Railway Building)
Early life in the Morgan area is the theme. This encompasses the farming activities, riverboat trade with the railway linking Morgan to the seaport of Adelaide and the pumping station for the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline.
Superb horse drawn vehicles used for the transportation of goods and passengers are on display along with a 1926 Chevrolet truck in working order. Your family will also enjoy the old telephone exchange setup near the old schoolroom and the farmhouse kitchen.
Nor' West Bend No.76 Masonic Lodge is set up complete with the records of the years of operation in the area. You will enjoy wandering around the exhibits in the Morgan Museum so be sure to include a visit to Morgan when you plan your next trip to the Riverland in South Australia.
With Morgan's rise to prominence as a major river port, the shipping firm of A. H. Landseer Ltd opening a Merchants, Commission and Shipping Agents on Railway Terrace in 1878. This large warehouse was recently purchased by the local council and today it houses and impressive collection of horse drawn vehicles of historical significance, kindly donated to the museum by many local residents and pastoralists.
The display is further enhanced by a timber wharf structure complete with wool bales and other items of cargo once carried by the river steamers.