Barossa Galleries and Museums

A feast for all the senses

Treat yourself by visiting one of the many art galleries and craft outlets.

More than just painting and sculpture, artists of the Barossa create beautiful quilts, photographs and jewellery. Locals are also masters of the forgotten art of cooperage - making their own wine barrels.

Painting a Barossa landscape, Barossa, South Australia

Virtually every town boasts its own art collection, tucked into a coffee shop, retail outlet or winery. Cellar doors at Peter Lehmann Winery, Gomersal Wines and Kabminye Wines also feature local artistry alongside their wines.

Festivals and exhibitions

The Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda is home to the Barossa Vintage Festival art collection. It plays host to an ever changing variety of local and touring exhibitions.

Gawler has its own historic community gallery in the Station Master's House, specialising in local paintings and hosting visiting exhibitions throughout the year.

Tanunda's Old Mill Gallery is full of paintings and drawings inspired by the Barossa. The nearby MG McRae Gallery favours impressionist art by local Darren McCrae.

Fine art in the region has a home at the Peter Franz Fine Art Gallery in Lyndoch.

View national, local and regional art at Kapunda’s Community Gallery. It hosts nine exhibitions each year, including travelling exhibitions made available by Country Arts SA. Follow the Kapunda Arts Trail to see local artists creating magic in their studios.

It’s all in the pipes

Of particular local importance is the Long Gallery, home to the Hill and Son Grand Organ restoration project. It’s a labour of love for many local craftspeople and organ lovers. This organ was originally built for the Adelaide Town Hall and is slowly being restored to its former glory.

An 1865 post office houses the Barossa Historical Museum in Tanunda. Some artefacts featured are a vintage organ, model of Wartburg castle and Samuel Hoffmann pottery. There are many great remnants of German heritage in the area.

History and heritage

Barossa Chateau - which is also known as "The House of Grape Liqueurs" - tells the history of the region. Set within a fragrant rose garden of 30,000 roses, you're invited to stay the night. If you're only there for a day, try the Turkish Delight.

In the former copper town of Kapunda, you'll find a folk museum dedicated to agricultural machinery and historic vehicles. It’s one of the best of its kind.  

The Taste of the Region Interpretive Centre, located in the basement of the Kapunda Visitor Information Centre, allows visitors to navigate through the Light region, from its history and the characters who shaped the region to the present.

Get to know more about the Barossa through its art and history.

What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

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