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Robe Customs House Museum

Robe Customs House Museum

The Robe Customs House is an attractive limestone house that was designed and built in 1863. The house was intended to cater for the large numbers of Chinese traders who passed through the port to the Victorian goldfields in attempt to avoid arrival tax.

Later it served as local council chambers and finally converted into a museum in 1969.

Robe Customs House Museum Opening Hours & Entry Fee Prices

The Robe Customs House stands still on the top of a small sandhill overlooking the sea. A major refurbishment was undertaken in 2008 in order to maintain the museum. The sea surrounding the house makes the house a very scenic spot and the Royal Circus road allows you to drive around the house with ease so that you can have a comprehensive view of the entire site.

Upon visiting the museum in Robe, you will find historical displays that tell the story of Chinese migrants to the area. A clear description of the shipwrecks and the daily activities of the early settlers are well documented to provide you with a clear understanding of the mode of living back then. A compilation of interesting artifacts is presented in customized displays to promote understanding and appreciation. For your children, there is a large jigsaw puzzle that will keep them occupied whilst you peruse the museum. For lovers of photography, a large gallery is presented in a digitized display in the Robes Custom House Museum.

The site is an interesting place for you and your family to visit. Robes Customs House Museum stands as a central attraction site that tells a lot of the history region and is centrally located to make it a perfect holiday site.

Address
Royal Circus
Robe, South Australia

Operating Hours
Tues & Sat: 2pm - 4pm
In January: Mon & Sat: 2pm - 4pm

Phone
(08) 8768 2465

Email
[email protected]

Ticket Prices / Admission
Adult: $2
Child: $0.50

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