Fleurieu Peninsula Galleries and Museums
Connect with the past
Connect with the past at museums on the Fleurieu Peninsula. See what it was like to be a Cornish woman in one of the handful of cottages that made up early Willunga. Imagine being a Scottish farmer from the highlands, faced with gum trees and kangaroos.
In recent history, captains of paddle steamers competed for room at Goolwa’s wharf. Winemakers once did hard labour to squeeze their grapes. Whalers signalled from The Bluff at Victor Harbor when it was time to get their boats and harpoons out.
The Fleurieu Peninsula has intriguing museums, kept alive by the local historians and community. They’re worth a visit and so are the many art galleries.
Artists come to the Fleurieu Peninsula because of its natural beauty. Many of them capture the natural world in their paintings and sculptures. The coveted Fleurieu Art Prize celebrates landscape painting. Some of the artists turn towards the hills and towns, while others paint the Southern Ocean’s changing moods and colours.
Art trails take you through the galleries, working studios and exhibitions. Many trails meander through wineries and other interesting places. You may be tempted to buy some art as a reminder of your holiday.
There’s a lot of public art on the Fleurieu Peninsula too, much of it by local artists. You’ll find it in the most unexpected places, adding to the charm of the peninsula.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Here are some ideas you might like.