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 working order, although following an OH&S incident, the pump is currently not being operated.
Watch This Space. Corvid-19 Virus.
Due to current circumstances with the Corvid-19 Virus, the Museum is closed to the public until further notice.
The recommissioning of the Humphrey Pump is getting closer.
The work on the pump itself has been completed and it has been run several times for testing and training purposes with good results.
An inspection of the Humphrey Pump building by SA Water engineers revealed a couple of issues with the structure. Access to the building is severely restricted until these issues have been resolved. A plan of action is being formulated to resolve these issues.
Please confirm the operating status of the Humphrey Pump if you wish to see it in action before traveling to Cobdogla.
Our Fowlers will be 100 Years Old in 2020.
We are in the preliminary stages of planning a major event to celebrate their centenary. Details are still being worked out, but the event should be held in a later part of the year before the fire danger season.
The celebration was to have been held on 29th, 30th August 2020, but planning is now on hold until the virus situation becomes more clear.
Cobby Capers 2021
Following our successful Cobby Capers 2019, we are planning a similar event in August 2021.