Nairne Institute with interpretive plaque and mosaic planter, 82 Main Street Nairne, courtesy of Nairne & Districts Residents Association.

Nairne – an 1800s Town of History

Discover the historic Adelaide Hills town of Nairne established 1839 and the surrounding district. Visit the Nairne Museum which is housed in the Institute built in 1904. It will be open every Saturday and Sunday in May. Take a self-guided tour of the town with the Nairne Mural & Historic Walk brochure available from the Museum. View the Main Street buildings from the 1800. Discover more history of this district with the Self-drive tour-details available at the Museum. Stop and chat with long-time residents of the town and hear their memories of the past. 

The Official Opening of the Nairne History Festival will be on Saturday 6th May 2023 and on this day there will be a number of old buildings open to the public with historic photographs and community displays to view.


Presented by Nairne & Districts Residents Association