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Terowie

Head to historic Terowie to explore its five museums and many historical buildings in its fascinating Main Street. Founded in 1877 and a railway town until 1989, Terowie was founded as a farming and grazing community. Today, much of the Main Street remains as in the old days. Terowie's heritage-listed buildings including the Post Office, the Pioneer Gallery with local family photographs and histories, a small museum down Main Street with photographs and display of woman's work, the Blacksmith Museum in the original Blacksmith Shop, and Simpson Museum. Take a self guided walking tour or self drive tour. The Terowie Citizens Association have been working hard for many years to get Terowie back up to give people a look at how it was back in the good old days. There are now 31 places of interest for people to look at. Terowie was a thriving stop in the late 1800s for people heading north and later became the change of gauge for the railways. The railways have since left and the town now stands as a well preserved display of early settlement with many of its historic buildings refurbished to their original state. Terowie became a large military camp in 1941 -1946. In March 1942 General Douglas McArthur gave his first Australian press interview in Terowie after leaving the Philippines. His most famous statement was モI came out of Bataan and I shall returnヤ.

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Terowie: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Town Carriage Museum


By entering the 1916 first class sleeping car which was used on the first train across the Nullarbor from Part Augusta to Kalgoorlie, you will be transported back to the old era of Steam. The town carriage is located in Main Street and once inside you will discover a very exciting interpretive timeline museum of Peterborough SA . There are 18 objects displayed which were important items in the town's history.While in the carriage also experience a digital steam train rail trip while sitting in one of the compartments.




122 Main Street
Peterborough, SA, 5422

Located 21.5K from Terowie

The Peterborough Printing Works


A historic working museum in a historic precinct of Peterborough complete with original printing presses and machinery. A fascinating collection of printed work completed since 1923. Come and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era. Individuals and small groups are welcome. Tours open Tuesday - Friday and by appointment.




9 Jervois Street
Peterborough, SA, 5422

Located 21.5K from Terowie

Terowie: Travel Tips

Peterborough Information Centre


Come in and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be delighted to give you a brochure and discuss the many and varied interesting things to do during your stay (ask them about our "30 things to see and do" map). The Centre is fully air-conditioned and offers a great chance to grab a coffee and a souvenir of your visit to our town. There really is so much to do and see so don't forget to "stay another day"!




2 Telford Avenue
Peterborough, SA, 5422

Located 21.8K from Terowie