Galleries & Museums
The Arts are part of the Barossa lifestyle and in every town you will find art galleries and craft outlets to browse through and select a piece that captures your heart and imagination.
Studios offer the chance to visit artisans at work and heritage crafts including cooperage and quilting provide a treasured link to the Barossa's rich history. Many wineries, cafes and retail outlets feature permanent and touring exhibitions, merging the pleasures of food, wine and the arts.
The Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda plays host to an ever changing variety of local and touring exhibitions. Home to the Barossa Vintage Festival collection and the Soldiers Memorial Gallery, the Regional Gallery hosts a variety of local and touring exhibitions. Other permanent features include the Long Gallery, dedicated to work by local artists, and the Hill and Son Grand Organ restoration project. A true community effort, the project is a labour of love for local craftsmen and organ lovers and this magnificent instrument, originally built for the Adelaide Town Hall, has been restored to its former glory. Regular concerts are held here.
West from Tanunda is The Jam Factory Regional Artists Studio. JamFactory at Seppeltsfield is situated in the historic stables building at Seppeltsfield and provides studio space for around a dozen professional artisans, a gallery for free public exhibitions and a retail shop presenting outstanding hand-made products. A separated walkway through the space enables visitors to see skilled makers at work, learn about the materials and processes behind the products and discover the heritage of the building, which dates back to 1850.
Heritage and History Attractions are easily accessible all around the Barossa.
Luhr's Cottage at Light Pass was built in 1846 and is a fascinating glimpse into life as an original Barossa settler. For more information on this great family activity, click here: Luhrs Cottage (DOCX 0kb)
An 1865 Post Office houses the Barossa Historical Museum in Tanunda. Some artefacts featured are a vintage organ, model of Wartburg castle and Samuel Hoffmann pottery. There are many great remnants of German heritage in the area.
The Angaston Blacksmiths Shop is Open by volunteers every Sunday 12-4pm and Luhrs cottage in Light Pass hold a fantastic collection of original school books!
The Greenock Aviation Museum is a private collection of preserved aircraft, replica aircraft, restoration projects, scale model aircraft, and general aviation memorabilia. Included in the museum is the largest public display of 1/72 scale model aircraft in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 1400 models displayed in glass cabinets surrounding the walls of the museum.
Other historical resources:
Historical rooms at the Lyndoch Library
Historical displays and archives at the Mt Pleasant Hall
Historical displays and archives at the Williamstown Hall
Moculta Historical Group
Angaston & Penrice Historical Group - Union Chapel and Blacksmiths Shop
Luhrs Cottage Historical Group at Light Pass
Seppeltsfield Winery Tours