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The John Riddoch Centre

The John Riddoch Centre

The John Riddoch Centre is located at the original Penola Institute. The centre is a good place to learn a great deal about the local history of the Limestone Coast region.

The John Riddoch Centre incorporates the Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre along with a wide range of maps, brochures and souvenirs.

The John Riddoch Centre Art, History, Opening Hours & Address, Penola

The Centre also incorporates the Tourist Information Centre, local history room, the local history display and the John Shaw Neilson art collection containing the winning works from Wattle Range Council Offices and Penola Coonawarra Art Festival.

The local history display centre invites the visitors to be a part of the journey of the people who lived and worked in the Penola area and its various districts. It tells how they contributed to the diversity, culture and spirit of Penola. The local history room displays an extensive collection of local resources. A gold coin donation is required to enter the history display. The history at the museum dates back to the 1850s and provides information about the local Pinejunga people.

You can learn a lot about the history surrounding Penola by looking at the interactive displays of mining of local areas. The centre is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on public holidays and weekends. It is open seven days a week, the staff are very knowledgeable and are able to provide up to date information.

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Saturday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm

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