Next Open Days at the Museum
Easter Open Days 16th, 17th April
Open 11 am to 4.30 pm
Note; EFTPOS Now Available at the Gate.
Caretaker 04 0303 6949 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the HISTORY and RIDES!
Located at Cobdogla in the Riverland of South Australia, the Irrigation & Steam Museum is a popular place for steam engine enthusiasts as well as being a fun and educational experience for children and their families.
The Museum has special operating days with working exhibits and train rides.
A special feature at the museum is the WORLD'S only Humphrey Pump in operating condition.
However, the pump is currently not being operated while we wait for funding to undertake major safety upgrades.
However, public access to the building has been restored to enable people to view the pump.
Access to the museum is subject to any restrictions in force at the time of the visit.
Bookings for family tours and train rides may be accepted, subject to Covid-19 regulations in force at the time of the proposed booking. Please use the booking form included in this web site to make an enquiry. Note, a contact phone number and an e-mail address must be provided with the enquiry.
Cobby Capers 2023
Following our successful Cobby Capers 2019, we are planning a similar event for 2023. Watch this space for updates as planning progresses.
The ps Roy was gifted to the Society in 2003 and has remained in storage since then, mainly due to a lack of enough volunteers to undertake a restoration. This situation has changed somewhat and there is now sufficent interest from the boaty members of the Society to undertake an investigation into the feasibility of returning the Roy to the water. Funding for this project has been received from the National Maritime Museum grant program and preliminary works are under way. Timber for the hull has been ordered and is expected to be available soon.
The hull has been cleaned out, some rotten cabin boards removed and a Restoration Management plan has being formulated. Some materials for the hull repairs have already been donated, with promises of more. Donations of funds, volunteer hours and materials will be sought once the managemant plan is completed. A Facebook page ps Roy "lets steam her again" has been started. Watch this space for updates.