The Sheep's Back Museum complex is housed in an 1870 flour mill
which is on the Register of the National Estate.
In the heart of the original Government township of Naracoorte, it is owned
and managed by the Naracoorte branch of the National Trust of South
Australia which is a non-profit organization.
The complex is staffed and managed totally by local volunteers.
Our View to Tourism
The museum is a carefully researched, authentic product of its region.
It does this by portraying the events and people that have contributed
to the growth of the wool industry in the higher rainfall areas such as
the South East for 150 years, it reflects the knowledge and experience
of those who created it .
that the best tourism is that which grows naturally out of
the place where it is located and presents a distinctive part of the broad
diversity of the country as
a whole, we have sought to make this museum unique, authoritative,
entertaining and friendly.
The museum is a focus for a
sense of local identity, helping
to form links of understanding
between the nation's rural people and those who live in big towns.