Hope Cottage Museum

One of three original cottages built at Kingscote in 1856. The cottage has a collection of items depicting the early settlement of Kingscote, the site of South Australia's first official settlement, including the history of many early pioneers, photographs, automobile memorabilia, laundry display and an original cellar that can be viewed.

The display includes a large range of obsolete farm machinery, tractors and engines including the Ruston Hornsby engine which powered the electricity supply for Kingscote before the introduction of electricity from the mainland and a restored pre-diesel internal combustion engine. Some of the tractors and motor vehicles are still operational and more items are regularly obtained and restored.

The Lighthouse tower with light assembly was brought from Cape Willoughby when it became obsolete with the introduction of mainland electricity to Kangaroo Island in 1968. A good view of the town can be seen from the balcony of the tower.
Contact Details
Hope Cottage Museum
Centenary Avenue
Kingscote
South Australia 5223
Toll Free Number
Not Available

Telephone
08 8553 2656
Fax
Not Available

Mobile
0438 875 271
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Car park
Coach Parking
Access With Assistance for the Disabled
Parking for the Disabled
First aid equipment
Public Toilet
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Sheltered Area
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