Tumby Bay National Trust Museum

Inside a prefab 1950s school building, fronted by a rather scrawny tin-man fisherman, Tumby Bay's little history museum is chock-full of interesting odds and sods: old maps, typewriters, school photos, wind-up telephones, WWII relics. Even if it's not open when you're in town, check out the amazing old black-and-white photos of wheat-sack haulage by the entrance.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby attractions

1. Tumby Bay Mural

1.53 MILES

One of several giant murals to appear on South Australian wheat silos in recent years, this glorious spangle of colour is the work of Argentinian artist…

2. Boston Bay Wines

26.76 MILES

Seems like everywhere you go in SA these days there's a winery cellar door (well, except the desert). Port Lincoln is no exception. On the northern…

3. Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

26.84 MILES

Chart Port Lincoln's history of boat-building, sailing and whaling in this tin-shed museum on the shores of Boston Bay, just north of town (look for the…

4. Beer Garden Brewing

27.64 MILES

Right next door to Port Lincoln's backpacker hostel (savvy positioning), Beer Garden Brewing brings the craft-beer revolution to the Eyre Peninsula…

5. Port Lincoln Railway Museum

27.68 MILES

In the noble heritage-listed Port Lincoln railway station building (1927) and an adjacent freight shed, this trainspotters paradise shines a light on how…

6. Winters Hill Lookout

27.72 MILES

For a show-stopping view over Port Lincoln and Boston Bay extending to the tuna farms and Lincoln National Park beyond, take the drive up to the top of…