History, Development and Use of Electricity in SA

Sir Thomas Playford ETSA Museum (Jiayuan Liang)

See displays demonstrating the development, generation and distribution of electrical energy; early generation and protection equipment; measuring instruments, tools and domestic appliances. Observe volunteers maintaining displays of operating power station models, steam turbines and alternators. Nikola Tesla's 1,000,000+ volt arc of electricity in a Faraday cage. Free off-street parking.

Free off-street parking. Bookings required for groups only.

Event Details


Venue information

  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Open day/Guided tour

Dates and times

Every Tue in May, 9.30am-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm; Sun 19 May, 9.30am-12pm & 1.30-3.30pm


Sir Thomas Playford ETSA Museum, 31-33 Broughton Ave, Kurralta Park


By donation


Free off-street parking. Bookings required for groups only.


Max Steen
8356 6655
maxlyn2003 [at] gmail.com

Accessibility information

Museum buildings are wheelchair accessible, but there are no wheelchair accessible toilets available.