Kapunda and to the South
The Kapunda Museum recognised as one of the finest folk museums in Australia was built in 1866. The museum contains a huge collection covering every facet of Kapunda's history and there is an extensive display of agricultural machinery and historic vehicles. The Hawke Gallery features engineering and foundry products from the industries 123 year history and commemorates the company founded in 1857 by former smuggler, Henry Binney Hawke. A massive Hawke cross-compound steam engine can be seen. Bagot's Fortune is an interpretative display covering all aspects of the early mining and pioneer lifestyle of the miners. Under the management of
Welcome to Salon Rouge Gallery, the creative destination on the rim of the Barossa Valley. The gallery features regional and visiting interstate artists. Its home to renowned floral artist Jacqueline Coates' painting studio. There is always art in progress and a warm welcome by Jacqueline or other artists. Learn about the art from an artist. Salon Rouge Gallery, formerly a mechanic workshop is now a gorgeous gallery space with the traditional white cube room, and a deep cerise showing space hung with decadent chandeliers. View Jacqueline's floral artworks, the abstract paintings of Nik de Masi, the engaging sculptures from recycled
The Taste Of The Region Interpretive Centre is located in the basement of the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre, Thomson Building, Kapunda. It is a delightful and interesting surprise to visitors. Three rooms, each containing different themes, navigate the visitor through the Light region, from its history and the characters who shaped the region to the present. Children and adults alike love to discover the secrets of the Light region and can often be in the centre for over an hour, amusing themselves with various movies, maps and information.