Silverton School Museum


Silverton School Museum

Loftus Street, Silverton
Phone:  08 80887481      (during opening hours)
Other contacts:
Marlene   08  80872865    (Broken Hill)
Maxine    08  80885326    (Silverton)

The museum is a one-roomed stone building. Completed in 1889, it was the school for children in the Silverton area. The school originally started in 1884 in a tent. The building is now under the Trust of the Broken Hill Historical Society Inc. and is staffed by volunteers.

The museum was officially opened in 2009 and is filled with educational memorabilia covering the era of 1884 to 1970, when the school closed. Visitors are amazed at the quality and quantity of the exhibits, with children being particularly fascinated.

Dame Mary Gilmore an author, journalist, poet, patriot and campaigner against injustice and deprivation, taught children at the Silverton School in 1886, you will recognise her from her portrait on the Australian ten dollar note.

The school includes original works and equipment of children and teachers who lived in the area and also displays many items which were used by families of that time.

Old style lessons for groups can be arranged. These must be pre-booked 3 weeks in advance. Price on application.  These lessons have included school groups, holiday programs and adult groups ranging from RSL Clubs to Car Clubs.

Open:  9.30am – 3.30pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
(closed Tuesday and Thursday)