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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.
Public Access to the Museum is available with Covid Tracing sign in or Q Code registration required.
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.
Our Fowlers were 100 Years Old in 2020.
Our planned centenary celebrations did not take place. However, we do plan to hold a celebration of some sort, probably when our Aveling & Porter steam roller restoration is complete.
Cobby Capers 2021
Following our successful Cobby Capers 2019, we are planning a similar event over the weekend of 28th, 29th of August 2021. 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 is being sought and preliminary works are under way. The hull has been cleaned out, some rotten cabin boards removed and a Restoration Management plan is 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.