Wheal Watkins 1843 Heritage Mine, Glen Osmond Above-Ground Tour

(Dave Monceaux)

Visit Wheal Watkins, Glen Osmond, part of Australia's first metalliferous mining area. This above ground tour of an historic 176 year old silver-lead mine site is a general introduction to the origins of Cornish mining in South Australia. Wheal Watkins and other Glen Osmond mines were worked in the 1840s and were the forerunners of a mining industry, later based on copper, that transformed the economy of South Australia from depression to rapid growth and prosperity. Sturdy footwear and moderate degree of mobility are required. Children welcome (free). Arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Phone if cancelling.

Bookings essential by phone/email.

Event Details


Venue information

  • Bookings required

Event type

Guided tour

Dates and times

Sat 4 & Sun 26 May, 2pm & 3.30pm (60 mins)


Park near 23 Allandale Ave, (follow the temporary signs through the reserve), Glen Osmond


Adult: $10.00
Child: free


Bookings essential by phone/email.


Meredith Ide
0439 478 352
meredithide [at] gmail.com

Event capacity

20 per tour

Accessibility information

The length and undulating surface of the track and the climb up and down two sets of steps requires walkers with a moderate degree of mobility.