Eucla Museum

A museum on the Great Australian Bight

Eucla is nestled right up against the South Australian border, near the Great Australian Bight. The Eucla location was chosen for a telegraph station which opened in 1877. However, in the 1970s, Eucla was made infamous after reports of the ‘Nullarbor nymph’, which was a very tall tale made up by a local to increase visitor numbers to Eucla. The Museum’s small collection includes an original printing press, items from the telegraph station and telephone exchange.


The Eucla Motel
Eucla-Reid Road
Eucla WA 6443

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The Eucla Recorder

A small printing press for a small town: The Excelsior press produced printed sheets slightly larger than A4 size. It is a hand operated press manufactured by Kelsey & Co, USA. The press was used to...

How cheap are those prices?

Imagine a time when this was intrepid travelling. At those prices it must have been when the Nullarbor was sealed in 1976, and few people owned four-wheel drives.


The telegraph station in Eucla opened on 8 December 1877 and closed in 1927. Morse Code via telegraph was a means of sending information and news around the world using signals. After the telegraph...

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A scale model road train, one of the districts oldest tractors, and everything in between!

The Quairading Vintage Club was originally formed in the 1980s by a group of farmers and locals from the district. In 2018 the Vintage Club became associated with the Men’s Shed. The collection...

Step back in time in the country to do some shopping in the 1950's.

Celebrating the heyday of the Hainsworth shop, café, and shop owner's quarters, you will feel as if you have walked straight into the 1950's. The Newdegate Historical Society has lovingly restored the...

A farmer's love of windmills

A collection not to be missed! The extremely rare Steel Wings windmill at the entrance to Wimera Farm signal that this is a special visitor experience. The windmill collection, developed by local...

Mining in the Goldfields, from the beginning.

Put on your walking shoes as you walk through the ages of mining. Pan for gold and feel tiny in a reconstructed haul pak dump truck. The Hannans North Tourist Mine displays an array of mining items...

While you're in the area

Old Eucla Telegraph Station
Old Eucla Telegraph Station
Be sure to check out the ghostly remains of the Old Telegraph Station in...
Eucla Telegraph Station, Eucla, WA 6443