Ship Model Display in Mannum Dock Museum - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of a ship model display in the Mannum Dock Museum.
Ship Model Display in Mannum Dock Museum - FURTHER INFORMATION
Ship Model Display - Mannum visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Ship Model Display' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Australia.
Fully known as the Mannum Dock Museum of River History, the museum covers some of the river history of the River Murray and surrounding area of Mannum in South Australia. Displays inside follow the natural history of the river from source to mouth, including fossil displays from the time this was an inland sea. It also charts the history and lives of the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people that occupied the land, including some of the customs and traditions. The museum also acts as the Mannum Visitor Information Centre.
Mannum Dock Musuem - HighlightsSome of the highlights within the Mannum Dock Museum include:
- Paddle Steamer Marion - one of the few paddle steamers remaining, the PS Marion was built in 1897 and tastefully restored to being fully functional offering a unique way to cruise along the River Murray.
- Randell Dry Dock - built in 1873 by Captain William Richard Randell, it was used during the restoration of the PS Marion in the 1990's and is the only graving dock on the inland river system.
- Key's Beam Engine - built by John Key of Kircaldy and first used in 1876, this massive water pump was used to pump water to paddle steamers and had a capacity to move 40,000 gallons of water per hour.
Mannum Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 1300 626 686