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Wheal Watkins 1843 Heritage Mine: Glen Osmond Above-Ground Tour

Visit Wheal Watkins, Glen Osmond, part of Australia’s first metalliferous mining area. This above-ground tour of a historic 178-year-old silver-lead mine site is a general introduction to the origins of Cornish mining in South Australia. Wheal Watkins and other Glen Osmond mines were worked in the 1840s and were the forerunners of a mining industry, later based on copper, that transformed the economy of South Australia from depression to rapid growth and prosperity. Sturdy footwear and moderate degree of mobility are required. Children welcome (free). Arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Please phone if cancelling. Bookings required by phone or email.

Presented by Burnside Historical Society


Sun 16 May, 1pm & 2.30pm (60 mins)


Meet at Wheal Watkins Reserve fire track, Allandale Ave (follow signs through reserve). Park near 23 Allandale Avenue, Glen Osmond


Adult: $5.00
Child: Free


Margaret Ford, 0438 838 894,


Family Friendly Bookings Essential

Bookings required by phone or email
The length and undulating surface of the track and the climb up and down two sets of steps requires walkers with a moderate degree of mobility. Flat, closed-in footwear is required. Follow the track through the reserve to the meeting point, where you will be met by the guide. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Event capacity: 16 per tour


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