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