The Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum is the spiritual home of the Silverton Tramway Company [STC] that served the Broken Hill community from 1888-1970.
STC provided the rail link for passenger and freight services between Broken Hill and South Australia and hauled ore from Broken Hill to Port Pirie. STC bequeathed the station building, locomotives, and memorabilia to the Broken Hill community prompting the museum to open in 1981.
Since then, progressive Trust members have successfully created a Broken Hill Museum Complex. This includes dedicated buildings to house a local hospital, migrant museum, transport museum, and fun fair - with history on display for all to enjoy. Managed and maintained by volunteers, any community assistance both physical and financial towards the Museum is always gratefully received.
To honour Broken Hill’s history and enable the community volunteers the opportunity to continue their hard work at the museum, Cobalt Blue is proud to have gifted a small donation to the Trust.
Christine Adams of the Broken Hill Museum Complex said: “Donations as of 2023 will assist the Trust in contributing to future grant submissions for stone restoration. Every dollar to assist ‘the People’s Museum’ to stay open is received with thanks.”