Kapunda is the oldest metal mining town in Australia. Contents of the Museum reflect the life of Kapunda through home, work, sport and farming. The Museum covers some 11,000 square feet depicting all aspects of lifestyles and working life in Kapunda. There are important collections relating to copper mining, manufacture of farm implements, the Hawke Foundry and social life. The Kapunda Museum is managed by the Kapunda Historical Society Inc. See separate Guide listing for their other venue, Bagot's Fortune.
The collections include: household items, clothing, hospital, printing, corner store, school room, tractors, farm machinery, engines, vehicles, motorcycles, church, musical items, war relics, telephones, photographs, bottles, sewing machines, engineering display, mining display. We also have an engineering video and mining video.